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.