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Coming up this evening at 9 p.m., "Piers Morgan Tonight" welcomes Marion Jones for an honest and revealing sit down interview.
A former world and Olympic champion, Jones forfeited the bulk of her achieved accolades following a 2007 admission of performance enhancing drug use.
Having initially lied to a grand jury about the doping, Jones was sentenced to six months in prison:
"The single worst moment was sitting in solitary confinement on my boys' birthdays and not getting a chance to talk to them or - or hold them or hug them," Jones tells Piers Morgan. "It wasn't having to give back my medals. It wasn't the scandal. It wasn't all that. It was not - it was, I think, disappointing the ones that loved me and cared for me and supported me and cheered me on, knowing that I hurt them."
The mother of three children, Jones emphasizes honesty and forgiveness, both with her own kids, and the youth she mentors:
"In my household, we teach our kids that we all make mistakes. Like mommy makes mistakes...I'm not an exception. But it's what you do after the mistake," says the 36-year-old. "When I talk with young people now, that's what I tell them. 'Hey, OK, you're going to make a mistake, be prepared. But do the right thing afterward.'"
Watch the clip, then tune in this evening at 9 p.m. as Jones opens up about past missteps and resurrecting her image.
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