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Conte Distances Himself from Andre Berto Positive Test

by David P. Greisman

Andre Berto’s positive test for traces of nandrolone “has absolutely nothing to do with me or any supplements I provided,” said sports nutritionist Victor Conte, who is working with Berto, on Twitter on Friday afternoon, shortly after the news broke, which was first reported by Scott Shaffer of BoxingTalk.com

“Likely trace contamination,” Conte wrote, saying the nandrolone could come from supplements or sometimes from foods.

“Andre has admitted to taking supplements other than what I provided without my knowledge,” Conte wrote. “Apparently, something was contaminated.”

“Nandrolone is the longest lasting steroid known to man,” he wrote. “No athlete would ever use it with intent to cheat. Nandrolone is the ‘kiss of death’ steroid. Stays in body from minimum of 6 months up to 18 months. No athlete uses it to cheat.”

Berto is preparing for a welterweight rematch with Victor Ortiz on June 23rd at Staples Center in Los Angeles California. Both fighters had agreed to take part in a random drug testing protocol, which was handled by VADA [Voluntary Anti-Drug Association].

David P. Greisman is a member of the Boxing Writers Association of America. Follow David on Twitter at twitter.com/fightingwords2 or on Facebook at facebook.com/fightingwordsboxing, or send questions and comments to [email protected]

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by ИATAS on 05-19-2012

[QUOTE=pacfan;12145342]conte probably thought it's usada that would conduct the tests. and if they found something, they're not likely to expose anybody and turn a blind eye because you just don't cancel boxing events just like that. there's definitely something going…

Comment by Eliq20 on 05-19-2012

[QUOTE=Reloaded;12144337]PEDS is rampart in boxing because it has one of weakest testing protocols in pro sport and to add wood to the fire it has some of most financial gains to be had by a cheater ! Floyd is on…

Comment by pacfan on 05-18-2012

conte probably thought it's usada that would conduct the tests. and if they found something, they're not likely to expose anybody and turn a blind eye because you just don't cancel boxing events just like that. there's definitely something going…

Comment by switchsouthpaw on 05-18-2012

Conte isn't lying about how common it is for supplements to be tainted. Anyone could walk into GNC and pick up a tub of Nitrotech. Years ago it was found to have trace amounts of nandrolone. I don't condone cheating,…

Comment by devildg on 05-18-2012

Conte is right. I suspect Berto was roiding up well before he hired Conte's services.

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