Jones joining WNBA's Shock
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Disgraced sprinter Marion Jones is making a comeback.
No, she won't be going for gold medals. But she will be sprinting up and down the court for the WNBA's Tulsa Shock.
The team will announce her signing as a rookie free agent at an 11 a.m. news conference today Tulsa World is reporting.
Shock head coach Nolan Richardson told Tulsa World, “We’re thrilled to have her. In the workouts last week I saw how hard she works. She has things you can’t teach, like speed and great hand and eye coordination. She looks chiseled. Her age (34) might be saying one thing but everything about her is saying she’s young."
Jones played for North Carolina's 1994 championship team and was also a third round selection by the Phoenix Mercury in the 203 WNBA Draft.
Jones, who has been stripped of her Olympic medals after she confessed to using steroids, served six months in prison in 2008 on a perjury and check-fraud conviction.
She is also just eight months removed from the birth of her third child.