University of Miami investigation shows student-athletes not involved with Biogenesis scandal

 

A 2013 University of Miami investigation found that speculation concerning UM student-athletes and performance-enhancing drugs from Biogenesis was unsubstantiated, the university announced Monday.

Last January, former Miami strength coach Jimmy Goins appeared on a list of a clients at Biogenesis, the Coral Gables clinic that was allegedly supplying performance-enhancing drugs to Alex Rodriguez and others. That link led to questions about possible connections to the Hurricanes baseball program, with which Goins worked.

At the time, former UM pitcher Kyle Bellamy told the Miami Herald that Goins received treatment at the anti-aging clinic because of a medical condition, and Goins and his lawyer, Gordon Fenderson, declined to comment on whether Goins was a patient.

Fenderson could not be reached for comment Wednesday.

In response to the news last year, UM announced a comprehensive review of Goins and the program on Jan. 29, 2013. The matter was closed in March 2013 after the investigation found no “involvement beyond Goins,” following more than 50 interviews of students and staff members, as well as drug test for players on the team.

“UM will continue to ensure that our strict policies, methods, discipline and reliability of drug tests continues to evolve with the world of sports,” the university wrote in Monday’s statement. “Miami is committed to fair play and the integrity of all of our athletic endeavors.”

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