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Graham wants judge to toss out conviction for lying to investigators

Updated: June 20, 2008, 8:22 PM ET
Associated Press

SAN FRANCISCO -- Disgraced track coach Trevor Graham asked a judge Friday to toss out his conviction for making false statements to federal doping investigators.

Graham argued in court papers that even if he did lie he said nothing to hinder the government probe of sprinter Marion Jones and other athletes suspected of lying to authorities about their drug use. Prosecutors needed to prove the lies were "material" to convict Graham of making false statements.

A federal jury convicted ...

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