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Marion Jones Pleads Guilty in Drug Case, Retires

Marion Jones speaks to the media Oct. 5, 2007, at federal court in White Plains, N.Y., after pleading guilty to lying to a federal agent about her steroid use.
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Marion Jones speaks to the media Oct. 5, 2007, at federal court in White Plains, N.Y., after pleading guilty to lying to a federal agent about her steroid use.

Olympic track and field star Marion Jones has pleaded guilty to lying to federal investigators about using steroids.

The three-time Olympic gold medalist also announced her retirement from the sport on Friday.

Jones had adamantly defended herself against allegations of steroid use before the 2000 Olympics in Sydney, where she won five medals.

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