Thanks to Biogenesis Scandal Florida High School Athletes Might Get Tested for PEDs
It wasn't just major MLB players Tony Bosch was supplying to from his Biogenesis clinic. There's new allegations that he might have counted high school athletes as clients. So now the Florida High School Athletics Associations promises to review its rules related to PED use and may even institute random testing.
Porter Fischer, the man who first leaked Biogenesis records to New Times, has now been telling other outlets that high school players may have been involved. The FHSAA says they've seen no proof to back-up those claims. Though the local State Attorney's Office is reportedly looking into the allegations.
Though the FHSAA isn't going to drag its feet to respond.
"We have received no proof or no evidence,'' Dr. Roger Dearing, the FHSAA's director, told the AP. "We don't know if the NFL or the NBA or the baseball league has, but it's obvious to us that through the news coverage that there is an issue with the Biogenesis lab in South Florida.''
Dearing also tells that the Palm Beach Post that new rules about testing high school athletes could come from the review.
School districts can test students if there's reasonable suspicion, but attempts at more wide-spread random testing proved too costly in the past. However, Dearing hopes that private companies like Johnson & Johnson, which already contributes to high school sports, could help pick up the tab.
"There are enough people involved now (in high school sports) to provide funds for it," he told the paper. "There are resources available. It's the responsibility of communities to make sure their schools are drug-free."