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The difference between an amateur and professionals


Last updated 1/31/2008 at Noon

Double standard? You have to ask yourself this question when reading that Marion Jones, an amateur track star, has been given six months jail time for lying to authorities about the use of performance enhancing drugs. Surely the public embarrassment, the forfeiting of the medals and the stain on her family honor was enough.

Compare and contrast this story with that of the major league sports figures, with their six-figure salaries, and high-priced lawyers, who blissfully deny any wrong-doing – safe in the knowledge that their lawyers and their union will keep them “inoculated” from h...

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