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    Braun wins his appeal of his 50-game suspension


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    Re: Braun wins his appeal of his 50-game suspension

    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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    Re: Braun wins his appeal of his 50-game suspension

    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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    Re: Braun wins his appeal of his 50-game suspension

    Quote Originally Posted by buckeyenut View Post
    I am sure this had nothing to do with the fact he plays for the team owned by the commissioner of baseball.
    Neither Bud or his family have owned the Brewers in six years.
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    Re: Braun wins his appeal of his 50-game suspension

    Quote Originally Posted by Joseph View Post
    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.
    The decision was split, ergo no testing error.
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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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    Re: Braun wins his appeal of his 50-game suspension

    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.
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    Re: Braun wins his appeal of his 50-game suspension

    I had a feeling this would happen.
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    Re: Braun wins his appeal of his 50-game suspension

    Quote Originally Posted by KronoRed View Post
    Neither Bud or his family have owned the Brewers in six years.
    Yeah, but there's no denying that Selig has a rooting interest in the Brewers. Whether that influenced this decision or not, I have no clue.

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    Re: Braun wins his appeal of his 50-game suspension

    Wow.

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    Re: Braun wins his appeal of his 50-game suspension

    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.

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    Re: Braun wins his appeal of his 50-game suspension

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeThierry View Post
    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.
    Only that wasn't why it was overturned. It was overtured by a technicality. the result was not questioned.

    He's a cheater plain and simple. No doubt in my mind.
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    Re: Braun wins his appeal of his 50-game suspension

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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.
    Good point. Just read the article, so of Kinko's was open an he had an elevated level of testosterone does that mean he wouldn't have appealed?

    Also, does that fact pattern truly give someone 100% certainty that this ruling would be overruled, as he was apparently claiming for months?

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    Re: Braun wins his appeal of his 50-game suspension

    Quote Originally Posted by edabbs44 View Post
    Good point. Just read the article, so of Kinko's was open an he had an elevated level of testosterone does that mean he wouldn't have appealed?

    Also, does that fact pattern truly give someone 100% certainty that this ruling would be overruled, as he was apparently claiming for months?
    The argument seems to be that the initial result was extraordinary but the sample had not been handled according to procedure. A second test, processed properly, was negative. Basically, Braun has tested negative 25 times and the one time he tested positive it was an usual result for a positive and was from a sample that wasn't handled in an acceptable manner.

    It will be interesting to see what mlb says and if facts are released to help better understand the details.
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