5-time medalist's ex-husband tells federal investigators he
personally injected her with steroids during 2000 Olympics
The Associated Press
The ex-husband of three-time Olympic champion Marion Jones told federal investigators that Jones was using banned performance enhancing drugs during
the 2000 Games in Sydney where she won five medals, two newspapers reported.
The San Francisco Chronicle said C.J. Hunter told Internal Revenue Service investigators pursuing the Bay Area Laboratory Co-Operative case that he
personally injected his then-wife with banned substances and saw Jones inject herself with the drugs at their home in Australia.
The San Jose Mercury News, citing anonymous sources, also reported Hunter's charges to the investigators.
Both newspapers had the stories on their Web sites Thursday night.
Human growth hormone, the steroid THG, insulin and the endurance-boosting drug EPO were among the substances Hunter alleged that Jones used.
Hunter, who won a shot put world title in 1999, tested positive for steroids four times in 2000 when he was married to Jones, who has adamantly denied
using banned substances.
Jones attorney, Joseph Burton, released a statement to The Associated Press on Thursday night accusing Hunter of lying to authorities because he was
bitter about the couple's breakup.
"C.J. Hunter has made false statements to federal officials, and we call upon federal authorities to investigate Hunter's conduct as it is a crime to
lie to federal investigators," Burton said.
According to Burton, Hunter's comments are contradicted by those made by Trevor Graham, Jones former coach.
"C.J. Hunter has had an axe to grind ever since Marion Jones ended their marriage," Burton said. "Fortunately, Hunter's efforts to exact his revenge
by telling lies to the government are directly contradicted by the statements made to the government investigators of Marion Jones former coach."
Burton, who never identifies Graham by name, said the former coach "has supported everything Marion has said all along that she never used performance