Jones reveals in her letter that she faces up to six months in jail when she is sentenced in January but that will be nothing to the time the IOC and the IAAF will need to sort out the mess of her making.
In it, she warned them of her guilty plea on two counts of lying to federal agents and revealed she had taken the steroid THG, the same performanceenhancing drug known as 'the Clear' which led British sprinter Dwain Chambers to be banned.
A man who answered the phone at Jones’ home in Austin, Texas, said she had no comment.
Jones won gold medals in the 100 meters, 200 and the 1,600-meter relay in Sydney, as well as bronzes in the 400 relay and long jump.
Eight years later, Jones is headline news again - sentenced to serve six months in jail for lying to investigators after admitting her golden achievements in Sydney were fuelled by steroid abuse.
After years of vehement denials, Jones, flat broke and stripped of her gold medals, came clean at last and paid the price.