Matt McDonald of Big Brother 9 has been moved from county jail to a detention center in Rhode Island. He spent 15 months in the county jail and in is previous blog had said he was eager to be moved to a federal prison.
He was sentenced to three years for distribution of oxycodone, while his fellow Big Brother 9 house guest Adam Jasinski was sentenced to four years for the same offense. Jasinski not only was selling oxycodone, but failed to report his $500,000 winnings to the IRS. Guess he was thinking they wouldn’t notice he had won the money on a show being nationally televised.
McDonald is still following Big Brother and mentions that he hopes to watch the show that night. Big Brother contestants are usually forgotten a year later, but McDonald has attracted a lot of attention four years after leaving the Big Brother house…only in a negative way.
He ends his blog with a quote from mobster Whitey Bulger who had been on the run from the law, for many years before being captured recently:
When I get some more paper I’ll write again…but for now I’ll leave you with a little quote from our “good friend” Whitey Bulger… “It takes a strong person to reach inside himself and say I’m here because of me.”
The blog in its entirety:
Matt McDonald shown about the time he was on Big Brother 9.Matt McDonald shown in a mug shot after being arrested.
Matt McDonald who was known as Matty on Big Brother 9 is now in a federal prison in Massachusetts. He was convicted of conspiring with Big Brother 9 winner Adam Jasinski to sell Oxycodone.
Jasinski used a large portion of his $500,000 winnings to buy Oxycodone, then conspired to enlist McDonald in the drug selling operation.
When Big Brother’s premiere show is shown each year, the house guests are shown getting the news about being selected for the show.
For Jasinski and McDonald it was only the precursor of bad news for the duo. They might not have the money they received from their drug operation, but at least they wouldn’t be spending years in prison for selling illegal drugs on the streets. Being chosen to be on Big Brother 9 was the worst thing that ever happened to them.
Big Brother house guests for the most part are never heard from again after the shows for that season are over. But for Jasinski and McDonald made the news for all the wrong reasons.
McDonald has also been arrested for beating up his pregnant girlfriend, which tells me he has little respect for women.
The following post from McDonald’s blog on June 22, 2011 seems to be genuine, but he may be in a position where he will write anything, if it means an earlier release from prison.
The language he uses is not family friendly, so want to forewarn anyone that might be offended so they can refrain from reading the next two posts.
This post tells more about his day-to-day life behind prison bars. For some reason, he is looking forward to a transfer federal prison, but he better be careful what he wishes for.
In conclusion, McDonald seems to be repentant for what he did in the past, including flooding the streets withOxycodone. He seemed to be a jerk on Big Brother 9, but his posts do show a different side of McDonald. One can only hope he has truly learned by his mistakes and that they won’t be repeated when he finishes his three-year sentence.