NBA players may be linked to Biogenesis scandal

7/25/13 in NBA   |   Matthew_Shovlin   |   735 respect

Blog Photo - NBA players may be linked to Biogenesis scandalThe MLB's investigation of players' ties to the Biogenesis clinic has been grabbing headlines lately, but it appears that Biogenesis may be impacting more than just baseball.

Porter Fisher, a former employee of Biogenesis, has claimed that he and his associates have identified athletes from the NBA as players using performance-enhancing drugs. Although he says that no big names are involved, he did state that the number of athletes involved is far greater than people realize.

The PED penalties in the NBA begin with a 20-game ban, followed by a 45-game ban for a second offense. If a player is caught for a third time, he will receive a lifetime ban from the league.

This will certainly be a story to follow, as developments should come now that this has come to light, and commissioner David Stern would be wise to address it.

Even if no big names are involved, we all know the importance of role players, and suspensions could hurt some teams early on in the season.

For what it's worth, Fisher also said that the Biogenesis clinic has dealt with NCAA and MMA athletes as well.
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