Originally Posted by jojo
It's my understanding that Braun's team was able to duplicate his positive test result on a confirmed clean sample that was then handled as the courier had handled Braun's original sample.
MLB lost on process and I think they didn't appeal because of the can of worms that this situation would apparently open.
I did some searching for this and every mention and link I can find comes back to unnamed sources linked to the defense team after the hearing was over.
The defense team has never made any such public pronouncement. Don't tell me they can't or they wouldn't, because this simple assertion could be made without actually disclosing anything about the MLB testing procedures and so is not subject to the confidentiality and gag orders attached to the hearing.
The defense team could have simply said "We were able to replicate the same result starting with clean urine and following the same storage process."
They never did prior to, during or after the hearing. They allowed their client to continue to be villified in the press rather than choosing to make this simple statement? They made many official statements before during and after the hearing that detailed specific aspects of the testing process... but they never made this general statement that discloses nothing confidential?
I do not believe that this hearsay within hearsay from an anonymous source has even the slightest indicia of credibility.