In Brief: Jones' relay teammate doesn't want to surrender bronze medal

One of Marion Jones' relay teammates wants to keep the bronze medal she earned with the disgraced sprinter at the 2000 Sydney Olympics.

"I competed fairly, and I should not have to suffer the consequences for someone else's bad decisions and choices," Passion Richardson said Wednesday on the CBS "Early Show."

Jones returned her five Sydney Olympic medals Monday after admitting she took steroids. Now the International Olympic Committee must consider whether Jones' relay teammates should lose their medals, too. The IOC executive board next meets in December.

Richardson, Chryste Gaines, Torri Edwards and Nanceen Perry competed with Jones on the 400-meter relay team. Edwards and Gaines have served doping bans since the 2000 Olympics.

College Football

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Arena Football

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Motor Sports

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