Re: Breaking News: Ryan Braun has won his appeal for suspension
posted at 2/24/2012 11:55 AM EST
In Response to Re: Breaking News: Ryan Braun has won his appeal for suspension
[QUOTE]In Response to Re: Breaking News: Ryan Braun has won his appeal for suspension : Don't any of you agree with due process? How would you feel if you did not do something, yet were punished for it, and had no way to appeal the decison? The system worked! False positives are a fact of life, especially when a sample is not properly cared for. I can personally attest to that!
Posted by mnsoxcat[/QUOTE]
Due process is one thing. Exploiting absurd technicalities and loopholes is another. The sample WAS properly cared for, some people are misconstruing the events.
The chain of custody WAS NOT BROKEN according to info out there. The courier missing the truck, then taking it home and securing it in his personal fridge maitains the chain of custody. How do I know? Experience wth transporting of controlled substances, i.e. morphine, oxycontin and the such.
What the loophole was, the language states something to the affect of "smaples must be transported to lab within 24 hours." Missing the truck blew that deadline, and forced the arbitors hand legally.
There is no issue of a tampered with test, or a swapped test, or anything else. It's the same as if you owe the Government taxes, and don't do it by the 15th, you get charged fees on top of it.
This only fuels my conspiracy theory that baseball engineered this. How easy to tell this part time courier to just "accidentally" be 15 minutes late. Then, problem of having your MVP test positive: solved.