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Repaying by the Hour

For jocks who break the law, community service is often the easiest way to avoid hard time. Marion Jones is on a different track.

Updated: May 20, 2011, 5:48 PM ET
By Carmen Renee Thompson | ESPN The Magazine

Note: This story appears in the May 30th issue of ESPN The Magazine.

ABOUT 100 TEENS are chattering and fidgeting in the bleachers at the Rainier Vista Boys & Girls Club in Seattle when a video of Marion Jones' free fall into hell starts playing on the big screen before them. The former track star-turned-WNBA guard watches from outside, through the gym's glass windows, as the worst scenes of her life play out for her mostly black and Latino audience: Jones denying using ...

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