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    Braun wins appeal, no suspension

    Lucky jerk. Bet if he weren't MVP he wouldn't have gotten off.

    BREAKING NEWS

    Ryan Braun has won his appeal of a positive drug test and his 50-game suspension has been overturned, according to the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel.

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    Re: Braun wins appeal, no suspension

    Hmm so much for the 0 tolerance rule... Good thing for him Bud Selig is a huge Brewers fan. This is pretty BS if you ask me
    Go Redlegs!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tedies View Post
    Hmm so much for the 0 tolerance rule... Good thing for him Bud Selig is a huge Brewers fan. This is pretty BS if you ask me
    Word is it was because he was taking medication for herpes. Well there's something for opposing fans to ride on him for now.

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    New rule: win MVP and you get a different set of rules than everyone else.
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    Quote Originally Posted by takealeake View Post
    Word is it was because he was taking medication for herpes. Well there's something for opposing fans to ride on him for now.
    If he was taking it for medicinal purposes he still was supposed to get a waiver. And if he had a valid waiver then we should never have heard of this. I call 'shenanigans'.
    A summer watching a bad Reds' team, is still a pretty good summer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by texasdave View Post
    If he was taking it for medicinal purposes he still was supposed to get a waiver. And if he had a valid waiver then we should never have heard of this. I call 'shenanigans'.
    There are a few reasons I can think of that he didn't request a waiver and those are he either wasn't taking it for herpes or he was taking something in addition to the herpes medicine that is unrelated to the condition and he knew was illegal. Why in the world would you chance something like that if you weren't doing anything wrong?
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    Someone familiar with the decision said the appeal went Braun's way not so much on contesting the result of the test but the testing process itself. And it was arbitrator Shyam Das who decided to rule in favor on that technicality, making it a 2-1 decision by the three-man panel.
    A summer watching a bad Reds' team, is still a pretty good summer.

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    Interesting. Primarily, though, Reds fans should be concerned with the impact this ha on our season. Which is huge.

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    Sound like he tested positive but got off on a technicality. A courier didn't mail the test in Saturday night and instead waited until Monday morning because he thought the building was already closed - this is being said by a source with knowledge of the testimony according to someone on ESPN.
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    Isn't that the same guy who sided with Kenny Rogers in the camera man attack case and John Rocker?
    Choo got it, dude.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jefferson24 View Post
    Sound like he tested positive but got off on a technicality. A courier didn't mail the test in Saturday night and instead waited until Monday morning because he thought the building was already closed - this is being said by a source with knowledge of the testimony according to someone on ESPN.
    Kinda like getting out of a traffic ticket b/c the cop missed 1 digit on your license plate or wrote the wrong street name down. Doesn't mean you didn't do it.......
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    So apparently the pee was left in a fridge because the courier thought the place was closed on a Saturday. Not that leaving it in the fridge caused testosterone spikes or anythingm but that's what he got off on.

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    Haudricourt says the appeal went Braun's way not because of the test result, but because of a technicality with the testing process. CBSSports.com's Jon Heyman and The New York Post's Joel Sherman report that part of Braun's argument was that the sample was not shipped in a timely fashion and that the chain of custody was broken for two days, meaning the sample was left unprotected (Twitter links). Independent arbitrator Shyam Das ruled in favor of the technicality, giving him the win by a 2-1 margin.
    So let me get this straight. Braun is alleging that even though nobody knew he was being tested because of confidentiality and even though nobody would have any freaking idea where this courier lived and even though nobody would have known the sample had not been delivered in a timely manner, that someone MAY HAVE tampered with the sample? So someone, on the off chance that the courier did not deliver the sample as required, broke into the courier's residence and tampered with the sample? Or maybe one of the courier's friends was over, went into the fridge for a brew, saw a plastic bottle with yellow liquid in it and R. Braun markered on the outside, put two and two together, was a big Reds or
    Cardinals fan and tampered with the sample. Puhlease!
    Ryan Braun = cheating dog.
    Last edited by texasdave; 02-23-2012 at 06:51 PM.
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    How in the world can he honestly claim he is innocent? He should come out and proclaim himself "not guilty".
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    Baseball in the Bud Lite era. Let's give him another raise.


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