New Threshold of Integrity
“Marion Jones has served as an ambassador for her sport with her graciousness, intelligence and outstanding achievement, said Dr. Steven Ungerleider, a psychologist who has worked with a number of Olympic athletes and who wrote the book "Faust's Gold" about East Germany's doping program. "I think she's a very decent person," Ungerleider said. "Having said that, I'm a bit saddened because she's made some very bad decisions. We all have to be real careful who we associate with. We are entering a new threshold of integrity, where it is no longer sufficient for an athlete to sign a disclosure form saying that he or she is drug free. Athletes at the elite level have to take complete responsibility for their behavior."