Marion Jones is going to play basketball in the WNBA.
Yes, that Marion Jones. The same Marion Jones who won five medals in the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney and then had to give them all back when she admitted that she had been using performance enhancing drugs. The same Marion Jones who served a six-month prison sentence for lying to federal agents during the BALCO steroids investigation.
Well, it turns out that in addition to being a really fast runner and a felon, Marion Jones is also quite the basketball player. In fact, she played point guard for the 1994 UNC National Championship team and she was drafted by the Phoenix Mercury back in 2003.
Now Jones is back and she will be playing basketball with the Tulsa Shock.
A shock indeed.
[photo: BBC Sport Online]