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Jones case ends a long, hot doping scandal summer

Originally Published: September 7, 2006
By John Helyar | ESPN.com

The summer that brought a steadily louder drumbeat of doping scandals -- Jason Grimsley in Major League Baseball, Floyd Landis in the Tour de France, Justin Gatlin in track and field, six Carolina Panthers in the NFL -- has ended with a soft thud. Wednesday night's announcement that Marion Jones tested negative for EPO on her "B" sample has cleared her of using the endurance enhancer.

That development underscores the huge challenges faced by those who police athletic doping, despite the ...

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