Former Olympic sprinter Marion Jones cut by Shock

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TULSA, OKLA. (AP) - Former Olympic gold medal-winning sprinter Marion Jones has been cut by the WNBA’s Tulsa Shock, bringing her future in basketball into question.

The Shock announced Thursday they had waived Jones to make room for former Oklahoma center Abi Olajuwon.

Jones was averaging less than a point per game in 14 appearances for Tulsa, which is just 1-14 heading into the All-Star break.

Jones says in a statement released by the team that she appreciates the “opportunity to fulfill a dream” and she hopes to still contribute to professional women’s basketball.

Jones won three gold medals and two bronzes at the 2000 Sydney Olympics but ended up giving the medals back and serving about six months in prison after admitting she had lied to federal investigators about taking steroids.

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