Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
sad #241431
06/25/07 09:28 AM
06/25/07 09:28 AM
Joined: Mar 2001
Posts: 2,729
Illinois, Arkansas,South Dakot...
bywarren Offline OP
bywarren  Offline OP
Olympic Gold Medalist Jones Nearly Broke
Track Star's Bank Balance Down to $2,000
Posted: 2007-06-25 01:06:21
LOS ANGELES (June 24) - Seven years after winning a women's record five Olympic track and field medals and snagging multimillion-dollar endorsement deals, Marion Jones is broke.
The sprinter is heavily in debt, fighting off court judgments and down to a bank balance of about $2,000, according to recent court records reviewed by the Los Angeles Times.

Last year a bank foreclosed on her $2.5-million mansion in an area of Chapel Hill, N.C., where Michael Jordan was a neighbor. She was also forced to sell two other properties, including her mother's house, to raise money.

Jones' financial woes were revealed in a 168-page deposition in a breach-of-contract suit she filed in Dallas against veteran track coach Dan Pfaff. Pfaff countersued and won a judgment against Jones for about $240,000 in unpaid training fees and legal expenses.

Legal bills have plagued Jones since 2003, when suspicions of drug use emerged and she was linked to the Bay Area Laboratory Co-Operative (BALCO) after a federal raid. Jones retained attorneys for her BALCO grand jury testimony, for negotiations with the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency in her fight to avoid being banned from competition, for a defamation lawsuit she filed against BALCO founder Victor Conte, who accused her of taking performance-enhancing drugs, and for taking on Pfaff in her breach-of-contract suit.

Last year, a Jones urine sample tested positive for the performance-enhancing drug EPO. Jones immediately quit a European track tour and returned to the United States. Although she was cleared when a backup sample tested negative, she missed at least five major international meets, forfeiting an estimated $300,000 in appearance and performance fees
In her prime, Jones was one of track's first female millionaires, typically earning between $70,000 and $80,000 a race, plus at least another $1 million from race bonuses and endorsement deals.

In 2000-01, she competed in 21 international events, including the Sydney Olympics, where she won five medals - three gold.

Re: sad [Re: bywarren] #241440
06/25/07 10:31 AM
06/25/07 10:31 AM
Joined: Nov 2002
Posts: 2,533
Short Offline
Short  Offline
Spending money is easier than making money, and this is especially true in Belize.

Live and let live
Re: sad [Re: Short] #241447
06/25/07 11:01 AM
06/25/07 11:01 AM
Joined: Nov 2002
Posts: 3,484
San Pedro
Sir Isaac Newton Offline
Sir Isaac Newton  Offline
She has $2000 more than me! (she had a good run....he he he)

Check out my site:
Re: sad [Re: Sir Isaac Newton] #241477
06/25/07 01:07 PM
06/25/07 01:07 PM
Joined: Oct 1999
Posts: 82,892
oregon, spr
Marty Offline

Marty  Offline
too bad she got drained by the lawyers

Re: sad [Re: Marty] #241519
06/25/07 04:22 PM
06/25/07 04:22 PM
Joined: Jan 2007
Posts: 133
france Offline
.  Offline
quite a horse you got there, good thing i had here in my mudwrestling before she got to famous.

Re: sad [Re:] #241539
06/25/07 06:05 PM
06/25/07 06:05 PM
Joined: Sep 2002
Posts: 10,850
Beautiful San Marcos, Texas
Ernie B Offline
Ernie B  Offline
What a freekin jerk you are

Gun Control is Hitting Your Target.
Re: sad [Re: Ernie B] #241584
06/26/07 03:21 AM
06/26/07 03:21 AM
Joined: Apr 2000
Posts: 4,262
St Louis, Mo., USA/San Pedro
Laguna Punta Offline
Laguna Punta  Offline
Sportsmanship is only a rememberance before money and greed began to rule.

Gone fishing!!
Re: sad [Re: Laguna Punta] #241610
06/26/07 09:57 AM
06/26/07 09:57 AM
Joined: Jun 2007
Posts: 5
san pedro, ambergris caye
BZ_surfguru Offline
BZ_surfguru  Offline
Thats shallow to talk about someones financial situation like its some major sht. Who cares. For cryin out loud I saw the title "sad" and I thought someone died on the island. dont freak me out like that. Besides I doubt The heart of this woman's sense of accomplishment has anything to do with the money she made or lost. and if it is, no wonder its gone now!

love life, live well, party on

Portofino Resort- Now with a new BEACH BAR!!
Click for excellent scuba lessons with Elbert Greer!
Chaa Creek is an award-winning luxury Belize Resort, rated as one of the worlds best Eco Lodges. We are a pioneer in adventure travel to Belize since 1981!
Maruba Beach Klub and Spa is the premiere Secret Beach spa and restaurant located on the crystal blue waters of the Caribbean Sea at the center of Secret Beach, Belize
First Class Accommodations for the Budget Traveler
First Class Accommodations for the Budget Traveler

Things to do
Specials & Events
SPTB Calendar of Events

Daily News
Daily Weather

Classified Ads
San Pedro Sun
Ambergris Today
SP Town Council
Channel 7
Channel 5
Love FM
The Reporter
TV Newscasts
Radio Stations

Click for our
Search thousands of Belizean-only websites
To Get Your Questions Answered

Event Guides
Event Calendar
Specials & Events
Things to Do
Cayo Event Calendar

San Pedro Scoop!
Tia Chocolate
My Beautiful Belize
I-Travel Belize
Belize Adventure
Belize Hub
Romantic Travel
Belize Happy Adventures
Conch Creative
Caribbean Culture & Lifestyle
More Blogs...
Search thousands of Belizean-only websites
White Sands Dive Shop - 5 Star PADI Dive Facility - Daily diving, SCUBA instruction and Snorkeling
Caribbean Inspired All Natural Condiments & Spice Blends, Over 100 are Gluten Free!
We handle all aspects of the purchase of your Real Estate in Belize. From in depth property searches to your final closing.
Click for Ian Anderson's Caves Branch, Welcome to a World of Adventure
Lil Alphonse has snorkel equipment to fit anyone as well as Marine Park Tickets and flotation devices to assist those not as experienced.
Coastal Xpress offers a daily scheduled ferry run to most resorts, restaurants and private piers on the island of Anbergris Caye. We also offer  private and charter water taxi service.
1 2 3
4 5 6 7 8 9 10
11 12 13 14 15 16 17
18 19 20 21 22 23 24
25 26 27 28 29 30 31
Cayo Espanto
Click for Cayo Espanto, and have your own private island
More Links
Click for exciting and adventurous tours of Belize with Katie Valk!
ShoutChat Box
Who's Online Now
1 registered members (elbert), 96 guests, and 0 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Statistics
Most Online7,413
Nov 7th, 2021 HELP! Visitor Center Goods & Services San Pedro Town Message Board Lodging Diving Fishing Things to Do History Maps Phonebook Belize Business Directory Picture of the Day

The opinions and views expressed on this board are the subjective opinions of Ambergris Caye Message Board members
and not of the Ambergris Caye Message Board its affiliates, or its employees.

Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.1