Marion Jones Thompson and Oprah

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Marion still denies allegations made by BALCO founder Victor Conte. During his 2004 interview with 20/20 reporter Martin Bashir, Victor says he saw Marion inject herself with "the clear."

Victor: She did the injection with me sitting right there next to her.

Martin: Right in front of you?

Victor: Right in front of me.

Marion says she only met Victor a few times in the past and claims that he lied in the interview. "I know that what I admitted to federal prosecutors was the truth," Marion says. "I don't know his reasons or his motives." Marion says she never had a formal relationship with Victor and never asked him for advice. "My coach at the time, Trevor Graham, had a relationship with him and went to him asking for supplement advice for the group and for myself," she says. "That's how the whole connection started."
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