Braun wins drug appeal?! Beats 50-game suspension!
@SportsBata ..nuff said
“It has always been Major League Baseball’s position that no matter who tests positive, we will exhaust all avenues in pursuit of the appropriate discipline. We have been true to that position in every instance, because baseball fans deserve nothing less,” MLB Exec VP Rob Manfred said. “As a part of our drug testing program, the commissioner’s office and the players’ association agreed to a neutral third party review for instances that are under dispute. While we have always respected that process, Major League Baseball vehemently disagrees with the decision rendered today by arbitrator Shyam Das.” – espn
#AreUSerious A once well-respected slugger, 2011 NL MVP, Ryan Braun, won an appeal for a failed drug test, today, and got a 50-game suspension lifted! I believe he is signing his own demise! Braun tested positive for extremely high levels of testoterone in his urine indicating HGH use! He won an appeal in the courts, today, claiming that the urine collector mishandled the sample, and therefore changed the results.
The collector received the sample on a Saturday night, and according to protocol was suppose to FedEx it immediately. The collector did not FedEx it on Saturday night bc he believed the FedEx office was closed. He kept the sealed sample in his cool Wisconsin basement until Monday morning and then shipped the sample FedEx.
I am not a doctor, but I have people close to me that are, so I would say that I am slightly qualified in the field. The testoterone levels would not, could not fluctuate according to the length of time or cool conditions that the samples are kept under. Often times people store cool samples in their refrigerator, so to many this is common knowledge.
Is he playing hangman, or is he innocent? MLB is angry (story above) with the players association for allowing this to happen. I know Manny Ramirez is livid right now. Manny was forced to retire due to a failed test, and ultimately lost a latter year (in his career) in baseball. McGwire*, Sosa*, Bonds*, and Clemens* are wondering what lawyer he has under his belt? I’m sure Canseco is already thinking about adding Braun in his next book: “Braun, Brew, and Juice”! Check him out below!
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