I kinda didn’t want to make a big deal of Victor Conte’s participation in mixed martial arts because the guy makes money off exposure and the last thing I wanna do is give him more of that. But he seems pretty ingrained in VADA at this point so maybe it’s better to keep bringing up the fact that he’s a drug dealing felon. Joe Rogan had Conte on his podcast to talk about PEDs and during the conversation they went into conditions at the minimum security prison he was in:
“The first morning, when I woke up it was a kind of university-campus like setting. I walked out and in the middle of the courtyard was a huge sign that said ‘Sports Complex.’ Basketball, football, baseball, soccer, bocce ball, volleyball, handball. And I looked around and there were about 500 guys there. And they all had on equipment; there was a soccer game and a baseball game going on.”
“I looked over I saw the rec center. And I walked over to that and looked in and there were six pool tables, six foosball tables, six ping-pong tables.”
“This is my first 10 minutes — I was on the compound I started walking with some guys around the walking track and I went [sniff] — ‘Are they smoking weed around here?’ And they said, ‘Yeah! You want some weed?’
“I said, ‘Listen, I don’t want anything to do that with this kind of stuff. I don’t want to get in any more trouble that I’m already in.’ But yeah, anything that you wanted — alcohol — any and every type was $25 for 8 ounces. They had meth, they had steroids, they had cocaine.”
“There’s no fences around the the place, about every 200 feet they have a sign on a stake that says ‘Out of Bounds.’ I got there on December 1 of 2005. That Christmas, about 25 guys just walked out on the freeway and they had their families pick them up and they left. So it’s kind of an honor system.”
Whodathunk rich white guy prison would be so posh? Not that I wanna see everyone being hung from chains in dank stone pits, but surely there’s a middle ground where prison isn’t a nice stress free vacation from reality?