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Jones (six months), former coach (63 months) sentenced to prison

Updated: January 14, 2008, 8:12 PM ET
Associated Press

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. -- Marion Jones said she was scared. She said she was sorry. With a catch in her voice, she said her young sons needed her.

"I ask you to be as merciful as a human being can be," she implored the judge.

To no avail.

The former Olympic track gold medalist was sentenced to six months in prison Friday for lying to investigators about using performance-enhancing drugs and her role in a check-fraud scam.

And so ended a long fall from grace for the one-time ...

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