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    Olympic sprint star Marion Jones is broke

    http://www.usatoday.com/sports/olympics/summer/track/2007-06-25-marion-jones_N.htm?csp=34

    Seven years after winning a women's record five Olympic track and field medals and snagging multimillion-dollar endorsement deals, Marion Jones is broke.

    The sprinter is heavily in debt, fighting off court judgments and down to a bank balance of about $2,000, according to recent court records reviewed by the Los Angeles Times.

    Last year a bank foreclosed on her $2.5 million mansion in an area of Chapel Hill, N.C., where Michael Jordan was a neighbor. She was also forced to sell two other properties, including her mother's house, to raise money.

    Jones' financial woes were revealed in a 168-page deposition in a breach-of-contract suit she filed in Dallas against veteran track coach Dan Pfaff. Pfaff countersued and won a judgment against Jones for about $240,000 in unpaid training fees and legal expenses.
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    Re: Olympic sprint star Marion Jones is broke

    That's what happens when you take horse pills to make you stronger...life catches up with you.

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    Re: Olympic sprint star Marion Jones is broke

    I've never understood how people could have millions and millions of dollars and blow throught it all.
    Obviously it happens because of poor business deals, bad investments, etc., etc.

    I also think that to be someone that had nothing . . . then had everything . . . then had nothing again is perhaps the cruelest trick life can play on someone.
    That just plain sucks!

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