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Her teammates on the 1,600 squad were Jearl-Miles Clark, Monique Hennagan, LaTasha Colander-Richardson and Andrea Anderson. The 400-relay squad also had Chryste Gaines, Torri Edwards, Nanceen Perry and Passion Richardson.
Seven of the eight teammates have set up a Innocent Olympic Athletes Defense Fund” to raise $200,000 in anticipated legal cost for the appeal for their defense attorney Mark Levinstein of Williams and Connolly Firm in Washington DC.called the “
The United States Olympic Committee (USOC) refused to pay for the athletes’ defense if they chose Mark Levinstein because Levinstein wasn’t nice to them (“,” April 24).
Washington attorney Mark Levinstein suffered a frustrating setback Wednesday in his effort to keep seven of the eight women who ran with admitted steroid user Marion Jones from losing their Olympic medals. On April 23, the U.S. Olympic Committee declined to fund their appeal because a letter Levinstein sent the committee used “threatening” language.
The USOC offered to pay for defense offering the athletes a choice of three other lawyers. Instead, the athletes chose to stay with Levinstein and raise funds privately by establishing the Innocent Athletes Defense Fund.
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In a similar case involving U.S. men who ran on the 4×400-meter relay at the 2000 Olympics tainted by the presence of Jerome Young, who should have been ineligible, the U.S. Olympic Committee financed the successful appeal that allowed all but Young to keep their gold medals.
The USOC agreed that the Young decision in the 4×400 relay should establish precedent in the Marion Jones case too.