In the sports world, as an athlete who’s name is affiliated with Anthony Bosch in anyway is equivalent to having their name blacklisted by the government.
Bosch, a 49 year old Miami resident, is famously known for running Biogenesis of America, a clinic alleged to be a source for performance enhancing drugs (PEDs) for a more than a handful of top baseball players, including most famously in 2009, New York Yankees third baseman, Alex Rodriguez.
After the incident with Rodriguez back in 2009, Bosch’s clinic was shut down. A few months later after not appearing in any major headlines, Bosch was atop the story lines again as at the time, Los Angeles Dodgers outfilder, Manny Ramirez was suspended 50 games for a banned substance. Bosch was the supplier.
Two years later, in 2011, Milwaukee Brewers star outfielder, Ryan Braun tested positive against elevated testosterone levels. Braun, who admitted this past February that he too had a business relationship with Bosch claimed that the high levels found in his urine samples had been tampered with. Braun’s appeal was successful.
Braun also added that their business relationship was nothing more than just Bosch as a consultant for Braun’s successful appeal, as seen in Braun’s statement below:
“During the course of preparing for my successful appeal last year, my attorneys, who were previously familiar with Tony Bosch, used him as a consultant. More specifically, he answered questions about T/E ratio and possibilities of tampering with samples. There was a dispute over compensation for Bosch’s work, which is why my lawyer and I are listed under “moneys owed” and not on any other list. I have nothing to hide and have never had any other relationship with Bosch. I will fully cooperate with any inquiry into this matter,” said Braun in his statement.
Now while Bosch’s named hasn’t been linked with any athletes recently, according to a story from IBN Sports Wrap, some new names may be coming soon. In an interview conducted by one of IBN’s writers, who goes by “Incarcerated Bob” spoke with a women named Jessica who was a former employee of Bosch from April of 2010 to February of 2012. Jessica worked as an assistant for Bosch and kept track of “pretty much” every financial transfer that took place at Bosch’s clinic.
While keeping track of these financial transfers, Jessica, told Incarcerated Bob some of the initials that stood out to her. One of those initials, “LJ” she claimed to believe was Miami Heat forward and NBA Superstar, LeBron James.
Jessica said that a man who went by the name of Mr. Paul came in every month, once a month to pick up products for the initials “LJ.” As for what those products were, Jessica doesn’t know. However, she did say that Mr. Paul, the person who picked up the products for “LJ” was a friend of James’s.
Coincidentally enough, James’s agent and best friend’s name is Rich Paul. Now if it’s the same Mr. Paul or not, that wasn’t confirmed. However, Jessica said some of her coworkers were 100% sure that Lebron James was a client of the instute and was the “LJ.”
As for the other names that stood out to her were, “JN”, “Francisco”, and “Cruz.”
Jessica didn’t confirm who “Fransico” or “Cruz” were, but, she did confirm that “JN” was Orlando Magic point guard, Jameer Nelson.
Incarcerated Bob :Now, you also said a JN who did it stood for ?
Jessica :Jameer Nelson.
Incarcerated Bob :How do you know JN is Jameer Nelson ?
Jessica :Well, he came to the office.
Incarcerated Bob :So you’re saying Jameer Nelson came in person ?
Incarcerated Bob :What did he take ? Did he make a payment ?
Jessica :Yes, he took products.
Incarcerated Bob :Did he actually pay ?
Jessica :Yeah, he paid in cash.
Now while there’s not a 100 percent match of Lebron James to this supposed “LJ.” Or there’s no real proof if this Jessica is telling the truth. There is however, enough evidence to at least raise some concern. The NBA has a possible steroid problem and Jameer Nelson and possibly, LeBron James could be linked to it.