Real busy, and sick to boot. That’s why I haven’t written, I hope you can forgive me. ;-D
…. E-mails seized by federal authorities identify the convicted founder of the Bay Area Laboratory Co-Operative as a source in the San Francisco Chronicle’s reporting on the steroids scandal, according to an online court filing that accidentally revealed confidential information.
The filing details exchanges between Chronicle reporter Mark Fainaru-Wada and Victor Conte, who jokingly suggests in one message that he be placed on the newspaper’s payroll in exchange for information about grand jury testimony by elite athletes.
It was unclear from the filing whether Conte provided the reporters with grand jury transcripts, but it does show Conte discussing the testimony of athletes about their steroid use.
Accidentally? Please. Who’s running this farce, Inspector Clouseau?
The article also has a quote from Conte’s lawyer denying the assertion, so who knows whether this is more BS or not, but what we do know is that this little tidbit was leaked by the same crack crew who would have been forced to go after the reporters if they hadn’t given Conte up; which would have led to an embarassing situation. I mean, can you imagine how ridiculous the government would have looked if they had ended up getting longer jail time for the reporters who broke the story than they did for either Conte or Anderson? Oh yeah, I forgot. They already do look ridiculous.