IAAF erases Marion Jones' results dating to September 2000 for doping

@Taskr36 (13923)
United States
November 23, 2007 2:23pm CST
http://sports.yahoo.com/sa/news?slug=ap-jones-resultsanulled&prov=ap&type=lgns Take a look at what the IAAF does when athletes cheat by using drugs like steroids. This girl has to give back all her medals, the money she won, and her records and results will be erased from the record books. What is wrong with MLB? Barry Bonds is a freaking steroid addict and his punishment is a piddly * next to his name in the record books. He's still loaded, still in the record books, and still able to play baseball. That's why the sport is a joke in this country. I really wish professional sports in America would learn a lesson from IAAF. What are you opinions on this? Was the IAAF too harsh? Is Major League Baseball too soft?
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@babostwick (2037)
• United States
23 Nov 07
I wouldn't say too harsh. I don't tend follow the Olympics that much but I heard about this. I don't know if you could rid of the records Bonds has or not. I think the only thing that can be done is wait for the trial to end. As for baseball's policy, it could get tougher if they really want it to be. It's up to baseball to that themselves. I don't think the IAAF was too harsh. The only difference is Marion Jones' did testify in court that she used that and not Bonds. When all that is settled, we will see what baseball will do next. I doubt Bonds is going to play this season though. I'd rather wait and see what the end results are going to be.
• United States
28 Nov 07
True. I'd also wonder why they're also not going after Palmerio. Didn't he say to Congress he didn't take steroids and then all of a sudden he fails a steroid test? Shouldn't they get him as well for that or do you think they'll get him in a separate case.
@buldwgz (1483)
• United States
24 Nov 07
The punishment is not too harsh at all. The IAAF made a stand that should send a message to every athelete in the world. Hopefully MLB will follow suit and do the same to Barry Bonds, if he is found guilty. When he is found guilty. The NFL, NBA and NHL should do the same also.