The wheels of justice turn don't they...and sometimes wobble. A former Mississippi quarterback, who played in JuCo too pleaded guilty to steroids distribution today in a Mississippi court. He was given a 5 year suspended sentence. (In contrast, the perpetrator of the largest steroids/doping conspiracy --BALCO -- in the USA received 4 month jail/4 months home arrest) (from the Clarion-Ledger)
Jared Foster was indicted on charges that he sold the anabolic steroid, nandrolone decanoate, to an informant in Madison County on Oct. 5.
Foster was sentenced today to five years at Mississippi State Penitentiary at Parchman, with the five years suspended.
He will have to report to Parchman for its Regimented Inmate Program, a six-to- eight-month rehabilitation program. If Foster does not complete the program, his suspended sentence will be reversed, Madison County Circuit Court Judge Samac Richardson said. Foster also was ordered to pay $374 in court costs and a $5,000 fine.
He and his family would not comment this morning.
Five years, although suspended. Compare that sentence from the state, with Victor Conte's federal sentence. The mastermind of the largest doping and steroid conspiracy (BALCO) in United State history was given a 4 month prison sentence with 4 months confinement to home, and 2 years supervision.
That's justice...right? No, it seems more like injustice. Any thoughts?