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9 responses to “Bud Selig Not a Fan of Marlon Byrd’s Relationship with Victor Conte”

  1. wax_eagle

    Byrd seems like a great guy, but I still struggle to wrap my head around this whole thing. Why would you want to associate with Conte? The guy is bad news and how do you know that he won’t screw you at some point. What if what he is giving you supplement wise is just something that isn’t detectable yet?

    Not sure why you would want to live on the edge of suspicion like Marlon does. He is a high character guy from what I have seen, and as he has never tested positive, he shouldn’t be suspected of using. But his association with Conte is something difficult to look past. Why can’t he use a supplement guy or trainer who isn’t quite so shady?

  2. Jeff

    Guy’s got a bulls eye on his back, but he’s so transparent about everything. He seems like a smart guy and I’m sure he knows what he is putting in his body, so I trust his judgement.

    In regards to the title of this post; I am not a fan of Bud Selig, and not sure there are many Cubs fans that have a high opinion of him. So who cares what he thinks if it’s within the rules.

    1. wax_eagle

      I care, 50 game suspensions aren’t exactly a laughing matter…

  3. Mike

    @ wax_eagle. That is correct. 50 games will still be the case whether you know it or not. I would not be associating myself with anyone that has a background in steriods. Especially given Marlon’s size. Granted, he’s not hitting HR’s like that either. But I would try to separate myself from anyone that would make me look suspicious. Because if a report came out that Conte told the media that Byrd is using, they would believe him in a heartbeat.

  4. Raymond Robert Koenig

    Selig needs to go. He looked away when he knew Sosa and McGwire and others were using steroids. And he even let McGwire back in the game. And now he’s worried about Byrd? I bet he’s been tested and found clean. Guilt by association only?

  5. jstraw

    Selig needs to law down the law that everyone in MLB is prohibited from associating with Conte…or shut up.

  6. Jeff

    Marlon Byrd has been a supplements guy since he was playing in Philly. He has been in many sports and fitness magazines flaunting the benefits of his training and vitamin/supplement regimen. I am sure Byrd knows the ramifications of working with Victor Conte. I don’t believe the guy to be stupid enough to put experimental or unknown drugs in his body, not with the way he trains and monitors his own fitness. I don’t trust Conte anymore than the next guy, but Marlon has always been a stand up guy and is being very open and up front about this, so I trust Marlon’s judgement. Plus, he’s sticking it to Bud Selig, which I can never get enough of.

  7. Marlon Byrd Suspended 50 Games After Testing Positive for Performance-Enhancing Drug | Bleacher Nation | Chicago Cubs News, Rumors, and Commentary

    [...] Byrd has long been connected to steroid speculation – notice I did not say “long been connected to steroids” – because of his relationship with BALCO founder, and noted PED pusher, Victor Conte. Byrd was an open book about his training and supplementing with Conte, and stood firm by it even in the face of criticism from Commissioner Bud Selig. [...]