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NBC Evening News for Friday, Oct 05, 2007
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(Studio: Brian Williams) Track star Marion Jones’ public admission and apology for using steroids during the 2000 Olympic Games introduced. [JONES†- says she has pled guilty to lying to federal agents; apologizes.]

(White Plains, New York: Mike Taibbi) Jones’ plea today in court reviewed; details given about her background with the steroids and previous denials of using performance-enhancing drugs, and her immediate retirement; courtroom sketches shown; Jones quoted on screen. [In 2004, JONES – says she never has and never will take steroids.] [ Alan ABRAHAMSON†- says there is only a very slim chance she will get to keep her medals.]

(New York City: Anne Thompson) A look at the psychology behind cheating at sports, and the ramifications of Jones’ confession presented. [In 2000, JONES – says she’s never taken any drugs.] [Sports psychiatrist Dr. Nick DEWAN†- says the desire to win can overcome ethics.] [Olympic hurdler Derrick ADKINS††- says he understands the temptation to use steroids.] [High school athlete Jenna HULION†- says she was disappointed with the truth about Jones.]

Williams, Brian;
Taibbi, Mike;
Thompson, Anne

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