Marlon Byrd not 'afraid' of Victor Conte

Updated: February 16, 2011, 5:34 PM ET

Marlon Byrd is a big believer in Victor Conte, even if he stands alone.

The Chicago Cubs center fielder said on an episode of HBO's "Real Sports" that aired Tuesday that he is the only player in baseball who still works with Conte, whose Bay Area Laboratory Co-Operative triggered a federal investigation of steroids use and distribution among athletes.

Byrd reported to Cubs camp in Mesa, Ariz., on Wednesday and stood by his comments.

"To be honest with you, he could tell ...

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