Originally Posted by Bumstead
That's all I have said.
You've said a lot more than that, but I'm not going to cut and paste every post you've made in this thread to hammer on that point.
Where you've got a drive-a-truck-through-it hole is on the testing being easy to beat but players being disinclined to do so (or even fretful over getting caught by the shoddy system). That doesn't hold water.
It's far more likely that testing is generally effective and that it takes a good bit of work and planning to beat it, not to mention some talent for keeping a secret and not leaving an evidence trail. If you're going to make a career of PED use in the current climate, I suspect that would be mildly exhausting.
We are definitely coming at this from two different angles. Where they entwine is if he was guilty in 2011. That's where the Braun story takes its twists and turns. Maybe he used once at the very end of 2011 and it has no real bearing on the rest of his career. Or maybe he's used and it's had no real effect on his performance (which is always good regardless). Or maybe he's used his whole life, in which case it's a long way down the rabbit hole.
My recommendation is to put Braun on the backburner. If he's truly a lifelong PED user, eventually it will come to light. If 2011 was an isolated incident, then it's not worth harping on.