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MIAMI AP The Florida High School Athletic Association will review its policies on performanceenhancing drugs following an allegation that its athletes were among the customers of the shuttered clinic at the center of the baseball scandal.
The FHSAA said it has no proof to substantiate the claims of former Biogenesis employee Porter Fischer, who has told The Associated Press and other media outlets in recent days that he saw the clinics operator give PEDs to high school players.
Its an issue that we have to address headon, said Florida Sen. Bill Monford, a former school principal and superintendent. And quite frankly, in my opinion, this is not a fingerpointing exercise. Its truly an acknowledgment that weve got a problem and we also have a responsibility to address this issue. And we have to address it with vigor because if we dont, the lives of many of our studentathletes . can be so negatively impacted.
The announcement came one day after Major League Baseball disciplined 13 players, including Alex Rodriguez of the New York Yankees, for having ties to Biogenesis, a clinic accused of distributing banned performance enhancers.
Fischer has said that the clinics operator, Anthony Bosch, sold PEDs to a number of high school athletes, and that he came forward with those allegations with hopes that law enforcement would take a deeper look into what the clinic did before its doors closed.
The FHSAA said it read those claims, and the associations director called them a wakeup call.
We have received no proof or no evidence, said Dr. Roger Dearing, the FHSAAs director. We dont know if the NFL or the NBA or the baseball league has, but its obvious to us that through the news coverage that there is an issue with the Biogenesis lab in South Florida.
Rodriguez, who is appealing baseballs ruling, was suspended for 211 games for what baseball said were his links to Biogenesis. His high school coach, Rich Hofman, said he was disappointed but not necessarily surprised when he heard allegations of high schoolers getting PEDs from the clinic.
People will do anything today to get an edge, even on this level, Hofman said. Theres so much money in this game and peoples eyes are so big. . You can do all the talking you want, you can put in all the legislation you want, but there will always be people trying to get an edge. Somebody is out there and if theres a way, theyre going to try to beat the system.
Its unclear what will actually happen through this review, or how school districts could fund additional testing of athletes.
In 2004, a state lawmaker proposed that Floridas schools, as a condition of their membership in the state athletic association, test athletes randomly for steroids. A pilot program started about three years later, with more than 500 tests turning up just one positive result for steroids. But steroid testing alone is costprohibitive for many school districts. More sophisticated tests, such as ones to detect HGH, are even more expensive.
Still, Florida wants its athletes to at least be better educated on the dangers.
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