Jones: 6-Month Sentence


This Forum was created to divert traffic from Current Events at the height of the BALCO scandal. It comes and goes as "needed"; it's back to being locked.

Postby malmo » Sat Jan 12, 2008 6:11 pm

bad hammy wrote:
malmo wrote:
bad hammy wrote: Just so we are clear, even if CJ and VC were correct, that does not make them heroes in this little passion play .

I didn't suggest anything like that.

Actually, yes you did . . .


Actually NO, and I explicitly said so.
malmo
 
Posts: 4376
Joined: Sat Oct 08, 2005 4:32 am

Postby tandfman » Sat Jan 12, 2008 6:46 pm

You've got two consecutive posts there, malmo, one at the end of page 2 and the other at the top of page 3 and no, they don't say the same thing. The addition of the conjunction changed the meaning.
tandfman
 
Posts: 15041
Joined: Sat Oct 08, 2005 4:31 am

Justice is served

Postby WalkandJog » Sat Jan 12, 2008 9:00 pm

Who cares about what Jones says and whether she is contrite. The judge did the correct thing by sending her to PRISON. That is the important message sent to everyone, especially children. Not sure if the judge was altogether sensible in sending Jones to speak to children about PED's. Sort of like sending a convicted felon drug dealer to speak to kids about drugs. Makes me uneasy. If anything, she should be KEPT AWAY FROM impressionable young minds and she has done enough damage to the youth of the world.
WalkandJog
 
Posts: 135
Joined: Sat Oct 08, 2005 4:32 am

Re: Justice is served

Postby Pego » Sun Jan 13, 2008 7:10 am

WalkandJog wrote:Who cares about what Jones says and whether she is contrite. The judge did the correct thing by sending her to PRISON. That is the important message sent to everyone, especially children. Not sure if the judge was altogether sensible in sending Jones to speak to children about PED's. Sort of like sending a convicted felon drug dealer to speak to kids about drugs. Makes me uneasy. If anything, she should be KEPT AWAY FROM impressionable young minds and she has done enough damage to the youth of the world.


Nonsense.
Pego
 
Posts: 10197
Joined: Sat Oct 08, 2005 4:32 am
Location: beyond help

Postby unclezadok » Sun Jan 13, 2008 10:12 am

The charge of "lying to investigators" is what the feds stick someone with when they don't have a case. It could be called "The Martha Stewart Law." Basically if you don't tell them the story they want, you've committed a crime. It's also the charge they make suspects plead to when threatening them with other charges. Marion was basically guilty with hanging around with shady characters. Giving her jail time is just prosecutors and judges making a name for themselves.
I assume that she is telling the truth when she says she took PEDs. In that case she should be out of the sport, but not in jail.
unclezadok
 
Posts: 1550
Joined: Thu Oct 20, 2005 2:54 pm

Postby EPelle » Sun Jan 13, 2008 10:25 am

You failed to mention the other get-rich-scheme in which she was involved -- the one of real consequence.
EPelle
 
Posts: 21442
Joined: Sat Oct 08, 2005 4:32 am

Postby bad hammy » Sun Jan 13, 2008 11:53 am

EPelle wrote:You failed to mention the other get-rich-scheme in which she was involved -- the one of real consequence.

But again, she was busted for lying, nothing else.
bad hammy
 
Posts: 10880
Joined: Sat Oct 08, 2005 4:32 am

Postby EPelle » Sun Jan 13, 2008 12:05 pm

Exactly, which is why, "Marion was basically guilty with hanging around with shady characters," doesn:t fit the bill.
EPelle
 
Posts: 21442
Joined: Sat Oct 08, 2005 4:32 am

Postby Mennisco » Mon Jan 14, 2008 8:09 am

malmo wrote:
Just so your clear on this, being truthful isn't something to be applauded for, it's what you're supposed to do.


Unfortunately we can't ask questions of everyone in the power structure that hangs like a ball and chain over athletics - some know more than they ever have to reveal, and that's just the way the world turns. Up and down are highly relative notions which depend, among other things, on where you're standing, sitting - or even lying.
Mennisco
 
Posts: 4110
Joined: Sat Aug 12, 2006 3:43 pm
Location: Canada

Previous

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest