Pitcher CJ Hunter, Marion Jones’ ex-husband, dies

The former American heavyweight thrower CJ Hunter passed away on Friday at the age of 52, according to the American Association of Pitching Coaches, that he did not point out the causes of death.

Cottrell James Hunter III, was born on December 14, 1968 in Washington DC. In his university stage he competed for Penn State University and still holds the institution’s indoor and outdoor track record, from which he graduated in Political Science in 1991. His personal best was 21.87 meters, achieved in the 2002 United States Olympic Trials.

Hunter is known for having won gold at the 1999 World Cup in Seville and bronze two years earlier, in Athens. But most of all, he will be remembered for his positive nandrolone test in 2000, which started the famous BALCO case involving several American sports stars. Among them his wife, sprinter Marion Jones, whom he had married in 1998 after meeting at 16 and meeting again in 1995, during his time as a coach at North Carolina University.

The BALCO plot scandal, which ended with Jones dispossessed of the three golds and two bronzes she won in Sydney, ended the marriage. Hunter lately resided in California with a son from his third marriage.


Pitcher Hunter Marion Jones exhusband dies

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