Former Miami (FL) pitching coach Lazaro “Lazer” Collazo was charged with supplying steroids to high school aged players in the Biogensis scandal today. He was not arrested due to the fact he is in the hospital after breaking up a fight between two dogs.
The Miami Herald reports that Lazer was charged with supplying steroid concoctions to high school athletes for between $240 and $800 to persuade them to use Anthony Bosch’s clinic. The other people arrested on Tuesday included Bosch, Alex Rodriguez’s cousin and others.
The Miami Herald’s original article on the arrests are available by clicking here.
Even though this case discusses youth players the connections to the Miami (FL), Louisville, and South Florida programs are very deep. Collazo spent 17 years on the Miami (FL) coaching staff before being fired for violating NCAA rules. He then moved to Gulliver Prep in 2005 where he was fired after dropping his pants and pointing to his testicles according to reports.
Collazo was hired onto Lelo Prado’s staff at Louisville where he served the 2006 season as an assistant with the Cardinals. When Prado left for South Florida, Collazo followed serving as an assistant through the 2010 season.
You can check out a feature on the downfall of Collazo by clicking here.
As always, we will bring you the latest in the steroid allegations that are flying around the Miami program which were detailed in a recent book which can be read about here. Medium.com/The Cauldron has a detailed account of the Steroid allegations in the Alex Rodriguez case which can be checked out by clicking here.