Matty pled not guilty to conspiracy to distribute oxycodone

Big Brother 9‘s Matthew McDonald was “arraigned Wednesday after being indicted Tuesday on a charge of conspiracy to distribute oxycodone,” and pled not guilty, the AP reports.

Citing “a person familiar with the investigation,” the AP reports that “authorities allege that McDonald supplied oxycodone to ‘Big Brother 9′ winner Adam Jasinski.” Adam also pled not guilty and was released on bail into rehab.

Matty’s lawyer James Cipoletta said, “He and Mr. Jasinski were on the reality show together. Federal court is the ultimate reality show, but the information given to the government is pure fiction.” He didn’t comment about the charges that Matty beat his pregnant girlfriend and then made threats.

‘Big Brother 9′ contestant facing drug charge [AP]

Survivor San Juan Del Sur's dark cloud is lifted

John Rocker

In its third episode, Survivor San Juan Del Sur improved significantly as John Rocker faced off against an Amazing Race villain. But the Exile Island reward challenge remains a drag on the series.


Why Dick Donato left Big Brother 13

Dick Donato

The Big Brother villain known as "Evel Dick" has finally revealed why he left the show during its 13th season: he learned he was HIV positive.

Also: Dick claims he had no choice but to leave the game.

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