On October 5th of 2007, Marion Jones, an American Track star, stood on the steps of a courthouse and apologized to the world. She admitted at the press conference that she used anabolic steroids during the 2000 Sydney Olympics. According to the Washington Post article, by Amy Shipley, Jones’s confession caused the loss of the five Olympic medals she won at the 2000 games and forced her to retire from future competition. Marion Jones was an American icon; which is why her admission shocked the world. Steroid scandals, such as the Jones example, are common in professional sports. Over three million Americans have used anabolic steroids in their lifetimes (NIDA). Such substances have become embedded in the quest to surpass the body’s natural limits. Though athletes face shame, frightening side effects, and career ending penalties, they still desire the benefits of