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Jones: Yet another athletic myth up in flames

Updated: August 22, 2006, 5:44 PM ET
By Adrian Wojnarowski | Special to ESPN.com

A part of us wanted to believe Marion Jones, all the way back to that downtown Sydney news conference at the 2000 Olympics, when her husband, C.J. Hunter, was getting thrown out of the Games for being one of the original bodies by BALCO.

She was so smart, so elegant, so charming, it damaged your spirit to believe that her grace, her greatness, might have been a chemical creation. She was an American goddess, seducing with the sweetest of smiles. You always wanted to believe Jones, ...

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