There’s nothing wrong with watching the Olympics – particularly track and field – with full awareness that most of the achievements being celebrated are not entirely human.
The name Victor Conte is as connected with steroids as the names Barry Bonds and Jose Canseco. Conte spent time in prison and built a reputation that drove nearly every MLB player away from him. Everyone except the Chicago Cubs’ Marlon Byrd.
Chicago Cubs center fielder Marlon Byrd is defending his relationship with Victor Conte, whose Bay Area Lab Co-operative triggered a federal investigation of steroids use and distribution to athletes.