Former Biogenesis employee and current performance-enhancing drug whistleblower, Porter Fischer, claims that Major League Baseball (MLB) isn't the only professional sports league to have its athletes drinking from the fountain of youth.
ESPN has the revelation:
Fischer said he and associates have identified athletes from the NBA, NCAA, professional boxing, tennis and MMA, in addition to other professional baseball players who have not yet been identified. As far as he knows, Fischer said, Bosch had no clients from the NFL or NHL.
Always pay your employees!
Fischer coughed up documents -- complete with names and medications -- from the recently shut down pharmaceutical buffet to the eager beavers over at the Miami New Times in 2012, following an ugly salary dispute with clinic founder Tony Bosch.
The ensuing scandal led to an MLB investigation that ended with the suspension of Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun. In addition, New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez has also been named in the South Florida inquiry.
It could be just the tip of the iceberg, as records date all the way back to 2009.
The timing couldn't be worse. Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) was forced to take a hardline stance with its fighters after an outbreak of therapeutic use exemptions (TUEs) began surfacing for testosterone replacement therapy (TRT).
That's in addition to recent drug test failures for steroids.
UFC found itself in a similar situation back in 2010, when former heavyweight contender Shane Carwin, was named -- along with six other athletes -- as a customer who allegedly purchased steroids from a Mobile, Ala., pharmacist. "The Engineer;" however, never failed a UFC drug test and was able to continue his MMA career without pause.
The combat sports athletes named in the Biogenesis report may not be as lucky.