Biogenesis whistle blower seeks attorney before turning in new documents

Jim McIsaac

Porter Fischer is reluctant to hand over more names -- and documents -- that will help MLB's investigation into the Biogenesis PED scandal.

MLB's Biogenesis scandal is still ongoing and likely will be for some time, but the whistle-blower who broke open the case is now referring to Major League Baseball as a "bully," according to ESPN. Porter Fischer, a former Biogenesis employee, has undisclosed information that the MLB wants and was ordered by a Miami-Dade County judge to respond by Aug. 21 to the league's request for more information.

Fischer told the judge that he wanted more time to allow him to hire an attorney.

MLB filed a civil lawsuit against Biogenesis owner Tony Bosch to gain access to undisclosed records in the performance-enhancing drugs case that has led to suspensions to Alex Rodriguez, Ryan Braun, Nelson Cruz, Jhonny Peralta and 10 other baseball players.

"Bosch is only going to cop to what is in front of him," Fischer told judge Ronald Dresnik. "I doubt he has copies of handwritten [patient] notes. And do you think he's going to tell them he injected high school players?"

Fischer has said there is too much pressure on him to disclose more information and that he has been served with multiple subpoenas, as MLB has forced him to disclose whatever documents he might have obtained while working for Biogenesis under Bosch. Fischer is reluctant because he claims Biogenesis served athletes from the NBA, NCAA, tennis, boxing and MMA. The worry is that other sports leagues will continue to intrude upon his private life, Fischer told the Associated Press in late July.

Fischer first went to a Miami newspaper with his information on Biogenesis -- that was the beginning of the scandal -- but MLB investigators have repeatedly asked for his help.

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