Friday, May 2, 2008

Montgomery Kicks 'roids, Finds New Love in Heroin

It just keeps getting worse for the former 100-meter world record-holder. The 33-year-old sprinter was arrested Wednesday on a sealed indictment, accused of dealing more than 100 grams of heroin in Virginia over the past year. In December 2005, Montgomery was banned from track for two years for doping and he retired. All of his performances after March 31, 2001, were wiped from the books, including his world record of 9.78 seconds in the 100-meter dash in September 2002 (shown above along with high-end heroin kit). Montgomery has also been linked to a check-kiting conspiracy, where he has pleaded guilty to helping his former coach, Olympic champion Steve Riddick, and others cash $1.7 million in stolen and counterfeit checks. He faces up to 46 months in prison. Said Montgomery: "You get caught up in the achievements. You get blinded and make really bad mistakes. Luckily, I found H and then was able to forget all of my mistakes. I made a ton of cash selling the stuff and now I'm hooked. Marion [Jones, former wife] loves the stuff too. Gabba dee goo lah lee, oh baby, gimme some more!"

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