USA Track & Field suspends Wells for two years

Updated: December 28, 2007, 5:53 PM ET
Associated Press

INDIANAPOLIS -- The former agent for disgraced sprinter Marion Jones has been suspended by USA Track & Field for two years.

The penalty dates to March 22, when Charles Wells pleaded guilty to bank fraud in a money laundering case that also ensnared Jones; her ex-boyfriend, sprinter Tim Montgomery; and her former coach Steve Riddick.

The suspension was ordered by the agents screening committee, USATF spokeswoman Jill Geer said Friday.

It means Wells won't be listed as an authorized athlete representative. Track agents are not required to be approved by USATF, the federation that oversees the sport in the United States.

Wells must apply to be reinstated to the list.

He did not return a message left Friday on his cell phone.


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