Jones finally appears vulnerable

Updated: August 27, 2004, 9:50 PM ET
By Carrie Sheinberg | Special to ESPN.com

ATHENS, Greece -- Thousands sat and watched as one of the world's greatest athletes had one of the world's worst nights Friday at Olympic Stadium. Anybody could have seen it coming, but nobody wanted to because Marion Jones has become one of the most popular athletes in the world.

Nobody wanted to see her as an also-ran. Nobody wanted to see her as a distracted mother. And certainly nobody wanted to see her as the center of a swirl of controversy about drugs.

Yet, that's exactly ...

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