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How Andy Roy Went from Pro Skater to Prisoner and Back Again

We met up with the legendary pro for a new episode of 'EPICLY LATER'D,' digging into his checkered past and talking with the folks who saw him through his toughest days.

by VICE Staff
Sep 27 2017, 9:27pm

On an all-new episode of VICELAND's EPICLY LATER'D, we take a look at Andy Roy's career as a pro skater, which got derailed when he wound up addicted to heroin. Roy was a top-tier pro with sponsorships from Santa Cruz, Anti-Hero, and Focus, but his habit landed him two years behind bars at Pelican Bay, a particularly brutal California prison.

We sat down with the skater and some of his closest friends to hear about his rise, his fall, and how the skateboarding community welcomed him back in once he got clean.

EPICLY LATER'D airs Wednesdays at 10 PM on VICELAND. Find out how to tune in here.