I appreciate all that Marion Jones has done in her high school and post-collegiate careers. She has had tremendous success across the boards, and is almost always a step in front of the the rest. Marion Jones is always on the go, and it seems she is constantly running away...from her competitors and from controversy.

Marion Jones may also be running away from herself, as the Hebrew translation of the name "Marion" is the English word "bitter".

Events appear to be leading to exile for Montgomery ("Mountain Hunter"), as it sounds like he might be spending a lot of time alone the wilderness - if events in the SJ Mercury News are proven true.

I hope the events which have transpired over the past several months do not wrongfully condemn those who may be subsequently found innocent. By the same measure, I hope the guilty are banned and barred. Otherwise, I think that would leave a bitter taste with the athletes and fans involved with athletics across the world.