Victor Conte, operator of BALCO and boxer Sugar Shane Mosley go back and forth about Mosley's PED use before a 2003 title match with Oscar de la Hoya. Conte claims he supplied Mosley with steroids; Mosley sued Conte for defamation. Now Conte defines the Mosley prescription: anabolic steroids and EPO.
Victor Conte, founder of a supplement company connected to the distribution of performance-enhancing drugs to elite athletes, on Tuesday provided details of the drugs he allegedly gave — and how much money he allegedly charged — boxer Shane Mosley before Mosley's 2003 title fight against Oscar De La Hoya.
Mosley has filed a defamation suit in New York state court against Conte, who operated the Burlingame, Calif.-based Bay Area Laboratory Cooperative (BALCO). The suit claims Conte told newspapers he watched Mosley inject himself with endurance-boosting EPO and that the boxer knew what he was taking.
When a man details the prices of the drug, you suspect he isn't lying. However, receipts or checks would be better.
Mosley's lawyer, Judd Burstein, said Conte's allegations "are completely false" and he is confident the suit will progress to trial. "I'm salivating to get Victor Conte under cross examination," Burstein said.
Among the documents Conte's lawyer, Thomas Harvey, said he filed along with a motion to dismiss Mosley's suit, is an affidavit in which Conte says he charged Mosley $900 for EPO and $600 for the steroids known as "the cream" and "the clear." Conte says he billed Mosley an additional $150 for blood work and $200 for the limousine Mosley used during his visit to Conte's offices. Conte also says Mosley paid him $500 in cash and, later, $1,350 by personal check.
The World Boxing Council revealed earlier this month it is investigating the doping allegations against Mosley, who won his WBC junior middleweight title fight against De La Hoya by a decision.
And now Conte lays it on the line: he demands reparations.
"I believe it is time for Shane Mosley to receive the consequences he deserves for lying about his use of performance enhancing drugs," Conte said Tuesday in an e-mail. "Other athletes associated with BALCO who have lied about their use of drugs have been banned from their sport, stripped of their records and medals and even spent time in jail."