It’s always seemed more than a little peculiar that, while in baseball and cycling, for instance, performance-enhancing drug accusations are practically commonplace, the same can’t be said for America’s other major sports. Are they really cleaner than baseball, or are they just refusing to admit there’s a problem and do due diligence?
Former Biogenesis employee and current MLB whistleblower Porter Fischer may have provided an answer.
Fischer told ESPN’s Outside the Lines that he’s seen or heard of names of athletes from the NBA, NCAA, tennis, boxing and MMA listed on Biogenesis documents. More MLB players are also listed who have not yet been mentioned publicly, he said.
“This isn’t a 2013 thing or a 2012 thing. Some of these people have been on the books since 2009,” Fischer said. “In just the four years that I know, it’s got to be well over a hundred, easy. It’s almost scary to think about how many people have gone through [Biogenesis founder Anthony Bosch‘s treatments] and how long he’s gotten away with this.”
Fischer also said MLB was the only sports league that he’s heard from about sharing his details on PED use. He’s been cooperating with MLB for more than a month, sharing the information he has on about 20 to 25 players connected to the Miami anti-aging clinic.
Because Fischer is only working with MLB, it’s unclear if the names of any athletes outside baseball will be publicly released by him. Fischer says the clinic didn’t appear to be working with any NFL or NHL players.
Powered by WordPress.com VIP