Friday's Morning Mashup: Biogenesis whistleblower claims NBA, NCAA athletes are involved

July 26, 2013 - 4:12 am

Welcome to Friday's Morning Mashup. For the latest news, start at our WEEI.com home page or click here for the top stories from our news wire. FRIDAY'S BROADCAST HIGHLIGHTS: MLB: Red Sox at Orioles, 7:05 p.m. (NESN; WEEI-FM) MLB: Cardinals at Braves, 7:30 p.m. (MLB Network) MLB: Cubs at Giants, 10:05 p.m. (WGN) AROUND THE WEB: '™¦ The whistleblower in the Biogenesis PED scandal told ESPN's "Outside the Lines" that baseball players weren't the only athletes to receive treatment from clinic owner Tony Bosch. Porter Fischer did not name athletes, but he said they come from the NBA, NCAA, professional boxing, tennis and MMA. He also said there are more baseball players involved than have been named in media reports. "In just the four years that I know, it's got to be well of a hundred [athletes who received treatment], easy," Fischer said. "It's almost scary to think about how many people have gone through [Bosch's treatments] and how long he's gotten away with this." Meanwhile, Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun indicated Thursday that he's eager to speak to the public about his season-ending suspension for violating Major League Baseball's drug policy but is not yet allowed because he hasn't gotten clearance from MLB investigators. "When I am able to, I will speak," Braun said in a statement released by the team. "I know it was difficult for everybody, but I was not, and still am not, legally allowed to say anything yet." A day earlier, Brewers owner Mark Attanasio addressed the issue, saying: "I think [Braun] has to get to the point where he can actually speak about this. Major League Baseball is in the midst of an ongoing investigation. He is obviously now cooperating with baseball. He is cooperating in such a way that he is going to let them conclude or get further into the investigation before he talks." '™¦ Niners cornerback Tarell Brown said he fired his agent Thursday after learning that he voided a $2 million escalator in his contract because he skipped the team's voluntary offseason program. Brown, who said he worked out on his own as he routinely does each offseason, explained that he didn't know about the clause in his contract, and when he learned about it through Twitter after practice Thursday, he fired agent Brian Overstreet. "No one wants to leave money on the table," Brown said. "If I would have known the clauses in my contract -- that's what agents get paid to do, to orchestrate the contract and to let you know what you can and can't do as far as workouts and OTAs and things of that sort. That's what he got paid to do. He didn't do that, so in my opinion, you have to be let go. We all are held accountable for our actions. This is part of the business." Brown said Overstreet reached out to the 49ers and so did he in an effort to work out something, but, "There wasn't too much I really could say." Brown, a 2007 fifth-round pick out of Texas who has started all 32 games the past two seasons, received a $7.125 million, three-year contract extension in October 2009 that runs through this season. '™¦ Former NBA star Kenny Anderson revealed that he was molested as a child, as part of his participation in a Broadway play called "The Penis Monologues." Anderson, a point guard who played 4½ seasons for the Celtics as part of a 14-year NBA career that ended in 2005, said he decided to go public with his story in an effort to help others. "Let people know that this is me, this is what happened to me," Anderson told SBNation.com. "The bottom line if I can help somebody. They see Kenny Anderson got molested and he's talking about it. Now people [are going to] come out and maybe be able to tell their story." Anderson, 42, was fired from a high school coaching job in Florida in May after being arrested for DUI. ON THIS DAY TRIVIA (answer below): On July 26, 1987, which rookie hit a home run and joined Dave Stapleton as the only Red Sox players to homer in their first two major league games? QUOTE OF THE DAY: "[You] control what [you] can control. First and foremost, it'€™s a sad situation for the victim'€™s family. You'€™re not dealing with just football right now -- you'€™re dealing with human beings. You'€™re dealing with life. It'€™s just sad. You'€™re disappointed. But at the same time, you get the chance to come to something we love to do -- play football. One thing we have to do is just keep everything separate and control what we can control and that'€™s playing football and getting better each day. That'€™s my main focus '€” try to do that." -- Patriots defensive lineman Vince Wilfork, on the Aaron Hernandez situation STAT OF THE DAY: $103.75 million -- Reported amount of a five-year contract extension given to Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan 'NET RESULTS (mobile users, check the website to see the videos): From USA Basketball's Las Vegas Showcase scrimmage, Anthony Davis steals an alley-oop pass at one end and then goes coast-to-coast for a dunk. And from practice before the game, the players show off their dunking skills. And during a break in the game, a member of the U.S. Air Force -- in fatigues and boots -- does a windmill dunk. TRIVIA ANSWER: Sam Horn SOOTHING SOUNDS: Dobie Gray, who died in 2011, was born on this day in 1940.