On Thursday evening, former sprinter Marion Jones joined Piers Morgan to weigh in on the doping allegations centered around 16-year old Chinese swimmer Ye Shiwen. The Olympian was accused of doping when her last 50-meter split of her gold medal winning 400-meter individual medley performance clocked in faster than the final leg of American champion Ryan Lochte's own gold medal performance.
"I think it's very unfortunate," remarked Jones. "The attention she should be attracting right now is a good one."
"I mean, she has set a world record," said Jones. "She swam some incredible times, of course, but, you know, WADA has not come out to say that she had any harmful drug tests or anything. And so it's just very unfortunate."
Now more than a decade since her own historic Olympic performance, and subsequent fallout following revelations of performance-enhancing drug use, Jones is openly telling her own cautionary tale. In the upcoming audiobook "On the Right Track," the 36-year-old mother details her "dizzying rise to fame, her precipitous fall, and the unexpected ramifications of both journeys."
Morgan also took time on Thursday to showcase some Olympic tweets from "the world's coolest man," Samuel L. Jackson.
Jackson has been a frequent commenter on the games relaying his opinions via twitter. Regarding gymnastics, Jackson tweeted the following: "OK. That was drunk lady staggering flip dismount. Made famous by many girls missing the top step in da club."
Watch the clips, and listen to the interviews as Morgan continues his coverage of the 2012 London Olympic games.
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