A Miami Clinic has been identified as a source of supply for various doping products including human growth hormone (HGH) to testosterone to anabolic steroids. As reported by the Miami New Times, the client list includes:
San Francisco Giants outfielder Melky Cabrera, Oakland A's hurler Bartolo Colón, pro tennis player Wayne Odesnik, budding Cuban superstar boxer Yuriorkis Gamboa, and Texas Rangers slugger Nelson Cruz. There's even the New York Yankees' $275 million man himself, Alex Rodriguez, who has sworn he stopped juicing a decade ago...
....Wayne Odesnik, who appears under the heading of "Tennis" in five handwritten lists of clients. He was billed $500 a month by the clinic.
...Odesnik reviewed his mentions in Bosch's files but didn't offer a comment before presstime.
Question: Is the clinic bust the result of Odesnik's "substantial assistance"?
Also worth noting, Mike Fish and T.J. Quinn at ESPN report that "Major League Baseball is investigating multiple wellness clinics in South Florida, as well as individuals with potential ties to players, armed with the belief that the region stretching 50 miles south from Boca Raton to Miami is "ground zero" for performance-enhancing drugs still filtering into the game."
Lots of athletes train in the Miami area, including tennis players.
Just like TenisVal tennis academy had ties to Dr. Luis Garcia del Moral, one must wonder if any Florida tennis academies have ties to "wellness clinics." I wonder if the ITF is collaborating with MLB on this case? Oh wait, who am I kidding...
''The statement about Wayne's relationship with Mr. Bosch is completely false, and Wayne has contacted the reporter and newspaper for a retraction,'' the tennis player's mother, Janice Odesnik, wrote in an email to The Associated Press.
The interesting piece of information is that Odesnik refers to "things marked out" on the paper the New Times sent him, potentially indicating that there were other names under the "Tennis" heading on Bosch's client list."I don’t know Tony Bosch, have never had any dealings with him, never stepped in his office, and I have no idea why my name would be connected to his. Suggesting that I was a customer of this person is completely and utterly false. The part about my drug suspension is old news, and I’m not denying that. But the rest of it is just not true. When all that happened with me, I supplied the International Tennis Federation a list of all my doctors, and that guy was not on the list. I have never been his patient or client, and now my name is being smeared and spread all over the Internet in connection with this story."Odesnik said he requested from the New Times a copy of the evidence it said had his name on it: “They sent me a piece of paper with my name handwritten on it and a bunch of other things marked out. That’s it. There was no payment listed, nothing, just the name ‘Wayne Odesnik’ written on a sheet of paper."
I have never previously, nor currently, been a client of Mr. Bosch. The copy of the records that were provided do not show any amount paid to Mr. Bosch or to his clinic. These accusations are completely untrue. I have never paid any money, or any monthly fees, to Mr. Bosch. I have never bought any drugs from Mr. Bosch. I have never purchased HGH, nor any other illegal/banned substances from any person, including Mr. Bosch.
Odesnik isn't making any sense now. He's already admitting that he "ordered the HGH from the Internet" back in 2010. But, I guess the Internet isn't a "person," so maybe that's what Wayne means...
The Miami New Times has posted notes (with dates) from Anthony Bosch mentioning Wayne Odesnik. The dates appear to cover 2009-11. This is significant because the 2010-11 period covers time after Odesnik's initial ban for HGH possession and after his ban was reduced for "substantial assistance." The plot thickens.