Focus of Sports Doping Scandal Now Sells Dietary Supplements to Athletes


As San Francisco prepares to host this week’s All Star game, Victor Conte, the man behind the Bay Area Laboratory Cooperative (BALCO) and a central figure in the drugging scandal that has rocked professional baseball, has quietly returned to the dietary supplement business, operating out of a drab office building only 15 miles south of the All Star festivities, USA Today reports.

The nondescript structure is the former home of BALCO, which made and distributed legal nutritional supplements as well as illegal performance-enhancing substances. “This is where it all happened,” says Conte, who spent four months in federal prison for distributing steroids and illegal performance-enhancing drugs. Conte says he has trimmed his staff since the doping scandal but still earns more than $1 million a year as the head of a nutritional supplement company called Scientific Nutrition for Advanced Conditioning (SNAC).


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