1) That the collector of Braun’s drug sample was supposed to take it to FedEx one Saturday morning, but thought the office was closed, so he kept it in his fridge all weekend?
2) That Braun has not yet disputed the fact that “a second test on his urine sample showed exogenous testosterone in his body, meaning it came from an outside source”?
3) That “Braun’s initial T/E ratio was more than 20:1. Sources previously confirmed synthetic testosterone in his system.”
As ESPN noted, “Braun didn’t argue evidence of tampering and didn’t dispute the science, but argued protocol had not been followed.” Which is kind of like getting arrested for something but getting off on a technicality, like the cops not reading you your miranda rights.
That, of course, makes Ryan Braun’s statement all the more laughable:
I have been an open book, willing to share details from every aspect of my life as part of this investigation, because I have nothing to hide. I have passed over 25 drug tests in my career, including at least three in the past year.
Question: Ryan, if you have nothing to hide, what caused your testosterone to spike so high? Why was synthetic testosterone in your system?
What a joke. No wonder MLB is livid. Braun’s meeting the media today and will have an opportunity to clear his name. At this point, nobody outside of Milwaukee believes he was clean.