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ESPN reported Braun's urine which tested positive for the extraordinary high testosterone to epitestosterone ratio was re-tested, and a synthetic steroid was found. I don't know why MLB didn't choose to pursue that case again, or let the labs finish their analysis before going after him. Even if improper procedure was followed for the T:E ratio, that can't hide that a synthetic steroid was found in his urine. /rant.
Ender wrote:Braun's side was able to reproduce a failed positive test by improper storage of the sample
Sources have told Carroll that the defense showed that the circumstances which led to the positive drug test was able to be repeated using the errors of the handler, which he explained on WEEI.
In shorter bursts, he explained it on Twitter as well (1/2/3/4/5)
Quit calling Braun decision a technicality, media. It was decided on science.
Repeatable result showed exactly how Braun’s single test showed positive. Arbitrator agreed. Simple, isn’t it?
Know what makes a good soundbite? “44 hours” and “FedEx”. Know what doesn’t? Technical details about urine flora.
Joe Sheehan: So the delay in processing the urine was repeated, and shown to be the cause of the high levels of T?
Will Carroll: More or less. It deserves an answer longer than 140.
Ender wrote:They wouldn't have gone back and unbanned the minor league guy where chain of custody was never in question.
Ender wrote:There have been others who proved improper handling can cause a false positive.
Ender wrote:If it was just based on chain of custody the team would have reacted differently.
Ender wrote:I'm going to trust Will Carroll who has no reason at all to lie over them for sure and they had multiple sources, not just one.
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