In the last bit of intrigue/corruption, Angle "Memo" Heredia continue testimony at the Trevor Graham/BALCO perjury trial in San Francisco today. The juiciest bit of testimony today discussed Marion Jones's Sydney 2000 Olympics doping regimen: EPO, HGH, and insulin. This corroborates what "Game of Shadow's wrote concerning the disgraced Jones. (from the AP) The courtroom also heard the charges unfold against other USA Olympians such as Tim Montgomery.
Angel "Memo" Heredia said he mailed the oxygen-boosting EPO, growth hormone and insulin to Jones at the behest of her then-coach Trevor Graham, who faces federal charges of lying to federal agents about his relationship with Heredia. Graham has pleaded not guilty to the charges.
Heredia testified for the second day at Graham's trial that, at the coach's behest, he also sold banned drugs to Olympic gold medal sprinters Antonio Pettigrew, Jerome Young, Tim Montgomery and Dennis Mitchell. Elite runners Ramon Clay, Duane Ross and Garfield Ellenwood also were customers, Heredia said.
Jones's illicit drug regiment appears to be carefully considered in the conspiracy:
Heredia said he counseled Graham against allowing Jones to combine the three drugs he mailed her into a single injection in the weeks before the Sydney games. Jones won gold in the 100 meters, 200 meters and 1,600-meter relay. She also won bronze in the 400-meter relay and the long jump.
"The main point for her was to make the team in the 400 event in order to win a fifth medal," Heredia said. "He wanted to have everything untraceable."
Heredia also implicated Olympic gold medalist Antonio Pettigrew, and recanted an earlier detail on Graham:
Heredia testified Tuesday that he obtained a litany of performance-enhancing drugs from Mexico and sent them directly to the athletes or to Graham to distribute. Heredia testified that several of the athletes met him in Mexico, but conceded he wrongly testified earlier to a grand jury that he met Graham in Mexico.
"It has been 12, 13 years since this happened, and I can't remember every detail," he said.
Yet Heredia was able to recall with great detail the origins of several Western Union receipts issued almost eight years ago. He testified, for instance, that two July 2000 receipts for a combined $1,000 were for growth hormone and EPO sales to Pettigrew.
No mention of Maurice Greene...