At least one NBA player consulted with Biogenesis, the company at the forefront of the ongoing performance-enhancing drug scandal in MLB, according to the man who turned the investigation into a national news story. Porter Fischer, a former Biogenesis employee, told ESPN's "Outside the Lines" that the company's owner, Tony Bosch, gave at least one athlete in the NBA performance-enhancing drugs.
Athletes in the NCAA, tennis, boxing and MMA also received drugs from Bosch, according to Fischer.
Outgoing NBA commissioner David Stern has been speaking about adding human growth hormone testing to the league by next season, though there are still a number of hurdles to clear. Both the league and its players union are researching proper HGH identification techniques and must discuss protocol for proper penalties once players are caught.
MLB has already suspended the Milwaukee Brewers' Ryan Braun for his conduct within the Biogenesis scandal, and there are reportedly many more names in baseball yet to be released.
Fischer worked for Bosch and broke the investigation open by going public with the information he knew in 2009. He said Bosch labeled himself as a medical doctor when he was not and failed to follow through with promises once Fischer joined Biogenesis as a marketing expert. That led Fischer to turn Bosch's company over to authorities.
Bosch has been opening up to investigators within the last month, which in part led to the Braun suspension.