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Athletes In the Clear, and Not

Athletes In the Clear, and Not

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Man, was Marion Jones fun to watch. I mean, she literally looked like a blue ribbon of speed, zooming around that track. Add to that her natural grace, and her dimples; I mean, this was a woman all of America had a crush on. Which is why her fall from that grace last week, was so heartbreaking. It also raises the issue of why athletes — especially athletes that are already so accomplished — feel they must cheat. The "everybody's doing it" excuse is both baloney, and seems to be true — so today, we're going to look deep into the black heart of performance enhancing drugs. (Full disclosure: I'm high on Ginkgo Biloba, which is like The Clear for radio producers.)

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