Hopefully because there was a mix up/error in the testing and not because some arbitration panel randomly decided not to enforce the rules.
If its the latter its bad for baseball. If its the former, its great for baseball.
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Chicago Bulls - 91, 92, 93, 96, 97, 98
I am sure this had nothing to do with the fact he plays for the team owned by the commissioner of baseball.
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This doesn't surprise me. If tests are showing the highest level of testosterone of any athlete ever test, it tells me that it was a false positive.
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For a couple months Dan Patrick has been saying that he knows something and thought there was a good chance it could be over turned. He wouldn't say why because it would be embarrassing for Braun.
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Obviously there was enough evidence for a split vote. I hope the deciding factor was something stronger than "chain of custody" -- unless you're alleging a plot to frame the guy, it makes no sense to reject the test outright based on that.
24 Years and Counting...
I had a feeling this would happen.
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The reason why it was overturned sounds very fishy and to me makes Braun look even more guilty.
The reason it was overturned was because Braun claimed that "the chain of possession" was broken at one point, which allowed for a possible tampering with the sample.
So Braun's argument is that he was framed.
Total BS if you ask me. Really disappointed with him getting off on a technicality.
I am convinced he's a juicer. His reputation is forever tarnished.
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Also, does that fact pattern truly give someone 100% certainty that this ruling would be overruled, as he was apparently claiming for months?
It will be interesting to see what mlb says and if facts are released to help better understand the details.
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