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Newz Forum: OTHER: Jones, Montgomery reportedly got steroids from BALCO

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posted on Apr, 25 2004 @ 02:56 PM
The steroid issue is continuing to be at the top of the sports world. BALCO has been distributing nutritional suppliments to different athletes in different sports. The suppliments have been found to contain illegal substances and were the cause of a raid on BALCO by authorities back in September of '03. BALCO founder Conte has told investigators that he gave steroids to track stars Marion Jones and Tim Montgomery for endorsements. Both Jones and Montgomery deny taking illegal drugs.

Associated Press
SAN FRANCISCO - A nutritionist charged with distributing illegal drugs to pro athletes told federal agents he gave steroids to track stars Marion Jones and Tim Montgomery in exchange for endorsements, a newspaper reported.

Bay Area Laboratory Co-Operative founder Victor Conte told the investigators that Jones and Montgomery received the performance-enhancing substances in exchange for endorsements of his nutritional supplement, anonymous sources said in a story posted late Saturday on the San Francisco Chronicle’s Web site.

Not sure what is going on here. Athletes need to be extremely careful about the suppliments they get. They cannot afford to take chances. If they took these suppliments, they should own up to it and face the consequences. Admit your wrong, I would lobby for you to keep your medals if you admit you made a mistake. But if you deny it, and in the end its proven you did it, and knowingly, bye bye medals.


posted on Apr, 25 2004 @ 02:58 PM
Well with Jones i wouldn't be surprised her form has slumped recently and wasn't that after her Husband was involve with illegal substances aswell if i remember rightly..


posted on Apr, 27 2004 @ 03:58 PM
link news services
A report obtained by the San Francisco Chronicle and San Jose Mercury News indicates that the owner of Bay Area Laboratory Co-Operative told federal investigators he gave steroids to nearly 30 athletes, including Barry Bonds and track stars Marion Jones and Tim Montgomery.

List Of Athletes In Report
The following 27 athletes are alleged in an IRS investigator's memorandum to have received THG from BALCO Laboratories, according to the San Jose Mercury News. (* indicates those who have tested positive for the drug.)

Barry Bonds: No. 3 on all-time home run list. Testified before federal grand jury.
Gary Sheffield: New York Yankees standout. Testified before grand jury.
Jason Giambi: New York Yankees star first baseman. Testified before grand jury.
Jeremy Giambi: Former Oakland A's player. Testified before grand jury.
Armando Rios: Former San Francisco Giants player.

* Bill Romanowski: Former Oakland Raiders linebacker. Testified before grand jury.
* Dana Stubblefield: Lineman who was the NFL's 1997 defensive player of the year. Testified before grand jury.
Josh Taves: Former Raiders defensive lineman.
* Barret Robbins: Raiders center. Testified before grand jury.
* Chris Cooper: Raiders defensive lineman. Testified before grand jury.
Johnnie Morton: Wide receiver with the Kansas City Chiefs. Testified before grand jury.
Daryl Gardener: Was with the Denver Broncos last season.

Marion Jones: Five-medal winner at 2000 Olympics, including three gold. Testified before grand jury.
Tim Montgomery: World-record holder in the 100 meters. Testified before grand jury.
* Regina Jacobs: Qualified for four U.S. Olympic teams in middle-distance events. Testified before grand jury.
* Kevin Toth: Shot put of 74 feet, 4½ inches last April was world's best since 1990. Testified before grand jury.
Alvin Harrison: 2000 Olympic 400m silver medalist; two-time gold medalist in 4x400 relay. Testified before grand jury.
Calvin Harrison (Alvin's twin): 2000 Olympic gold medalist in 4x400 relay. Testified before grand jury.
Kelli White: 2003 world outdoor 100- and 200m champion. Testified before grand jury.
Chryste Gaines: 2000 Olympic 4x100 relay bronze medalist; 1996 Olympic 4x100 relay gold medalist. Testified before grand jury.
Eric Thomas: 2003 U.S. 400m hurdles champion.
Michelle Collins: 2003 world indoor and U.S. indoor 200m champion. Testified before grand jury.
Ramon Clay: 2002 U.S. outdoor 200m champion.
* Dwain Chambers: English sprinter banned by UK Athletics in Feb. for taking steroids.
* John McEwen: Second at 2002 U.S. outdoor hammer-throw compeition.
Zhanna Block: Ukrainian sprinter; two-time world outdoor gold medalist.
Olga Vasdeki: Greek triple jumper.

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