The Performance Enhancing Drug Scandal

1504 Words Oct 13th, 2014 7 Pages
The largest Performance Enhancing Drug scandal, in baseball, all started over a debt owed to Porter Fischer in 2013. Fischer worked for Tony Bosch who owned a clinic called Biogenesis of America, which specialized in weight loss and hormone replacement therapy. When Bosch did not pay back his debt to Fischer, Fischer became angry and wanted revenge. This is when Porter stole documents from Tony to get his revenge by letting the world know who “Dr. Tony Bosch,” is what he called himself even though he wasn’t a real doctor, really was doing at this so called “clinic”. In the documents that had all the client names there were twenty Major League ballplayers that MLB ended up linking to the clinic, but only one stood out to Fischer: Alex Rodriguez. This was an eye opener for Major League Baseball and they knew something needed to be done about the use of PEDs in the sport of baseball. After tons of investigation and trying to buy the documents MLB suspended Alex Rodriguez on August 5, 2013 for the 2014 season (211 games). Twelve other players connected to the Biogenesis scandal were given a 50 game suspension. Rodriguez received a longer suspension because of “his use and possession of numerous forms of prohibited performance-enhancing substances, including testosterone and human growth hormone, over the course of multiple years” and “for his attempts to cover up those violations and obstruct a league investigation”, according to MLB. The only player ,out of thirteen, to appeal…
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