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Ryan Braun Wins Appeal of Positive PED Test, Avoids 50-Game Suspension

There are 5 comments on the BleacherReport story from Feb 23, 2012, titled Ryan Braun Wins Appeal of Positive PED Test, Avoids 50-Game Suspension. In it, BleacherReport reports that:

For the first time in MLB history, a player has had a positive drug test overturned.

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#1 Feb 23, 2012
2 to 1 is not guilty like OJ, not Innocent. Braun is forever TAINTED!!!
RGF3

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#2 Feb 24, 2012
There are three "judges" - one from the players' union, one from MLB and one independent. The players' union guy will always vote with the player, the MLB guy will always vote with the league. All that counts is the vote of the independent arbitrator. The evidence was compelling that procedure was not followed and the sample, then, could have been tainted. The guy collecting the sample waited two days to send it in - claiming there was no open Fed Ex near him.(Amateur hour). Those two days could result in a change in test results. The defense proved that a delay of two days would increase testosterone in the sample - they replicated it and presented that as evidence. The fact that the test results showed testoterone levels significantly higher than ever recorded in a human seems to support the claim that the results were not accurate - i.e. the sample was tainted. I am vehemently against anyone using performance enhancing drugs - in fact I believe a first offense should put the player out for a full year - but if there are draconian penalties the results must be unassailably reliable. In this case they most definitely are not.

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#3 Feb 25, 2012
Don't thay have a testing facility in these Major League cities? Why does it have to go to Montreal? Whats wrong with Quest or something similar? Why do such large operations have to do some of the siplect things with so many complications?
Thats enough questions from me. Thanks for listening (or reading).

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#4 Feb 25, 2012
RGF3 wrote:
There are three "judges" - one from the players' union, one from MLB and one independent. The players' union guy will always vote with the player, the MLB guy will always vote with the league. All that counts is the vote of the independent arbitrator. The evidence was compelling that procedure was not followed and the sample, then, could have been tainted. The guy collecting the sample waited two days to send it in - claiming there was no open Fed Ex near him.(Amateur hour). Those two days could result in a change in test results. The defense proved that a delay of two days would increase testosterone in the sample - they replicated it and presented that as evidence. The fact that the test results showed testoterone levels significantly higher than ever recorded in a human seems to support the claim that the results were not accurate - i.e. the sample was tainted. I am vehemently against anyone using performance enhancing drugs - in fact I believe a first offense should put the player out for a full year - but if there are draconian penalties the results must be unassailably reliable. In this case they most definitely are not.
I watched the saga pretty much all day, and I must have missed the part 'bout Braun's defense provin' that a two day delay will raise testosterone levels. Where did you get that information? Braun's camp and MLB's camp both agreed that there was no tamperin' involved. The only thing that is bein' challenged is a legal technicality, chain of custody of the sample. Braun stated, and I quote " I can't answer how the sample came to be three times higher than any other sample in history." He didn't clear anythin' up, just brought up the fact that his sample wasn't delivered to a FedEx right away.

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#5 Feb 25, 2012
Tomlinson wrote:
Don't thay have a testing facility in these Major League cities? Why does it have to go to Montreal? Whats wrong with Quest or something similar? Why do such large operations have to do some of the siplect things with so many complications?
Thats enough questions from me. Thanks for listening (or reading).
Hey Tom, politics my friend.

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