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"Marion Jones: Press Pause": Her story told her way

There are many spectacular/sad falls in sports history, and truth be told, the story of Marion Jones may not be in the top 10.

But her public collapse did resonate, probably because she was so adamant in her denial, and she seemed so powerful in her persona. Why would she need to cheat?

But she did, although she was sent to prison not for steroid use, but for perjury. Now the Los Angeles native gets to talk about her experiences in "Marion Jones: Press Pause" (ESPN, 8 tonight) directed by Los Angeles native John Singleton (that's him in the photo).

The documentary is part of ESPN's excellent "30 for 30" series. Unfortunately, of the ones I've seen, it's one of the weaker entries.

"Boyz n the Hood" director gives Marion Jones "30 for 30" treatment

For TV viewers seeking an escape from Tuesday's mid-term election coverage, the next installment of ESPN’s “30 for 30” series will focus on the career of Marion Jones.

The former UNC track and basketball standout said the program, which is scheduled to air Tuesday at 8 p.m., was produced by John Singleton, whose movie “Boyz n the Hood” was nominated for an Oscar.

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