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The positive result was triggered by elevated levels of testosterone in Braun’s system, the sources told “Outside the Lines.” A subsequent, more comprehensive test revealed the testosterone was synthetic — not produced by Braun’s body.
Every individual naturally produces testosterone and a substance called epitestosterone, typically at a ratio of 1-to-1. In Major League Baseball, if the ratio comes in at 4-to-1 or higher during testing, a player is deemed to have tested positive. The sources did not indicate how high above the threshold Braun’s sample tested.
To affirm the results and strengthen its case, MLB asked the World Anti-Doping Agency lab in Montreal, which conducts its testing, to perform a secondary test to determine whether the testosterone spike resulted from natural variations within Braun’s body or from an artificial source. The test indicated the testosterone was exogenous, meaning it came from outside his body.
Braun calls the results “BS”, but have...
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MILWAUKEE Last month, when speaking about Ryan Braun's chances of winning the National League Most Valuable Player award, Milwaukee Brewers principal owner and chairman Mark Attanasio said Braun would someday have a statue outside of Miller Park.
In just five seasons, Braun has gone from a highly touted rookie to MVP, and his name is already being mentioned in the same breath...
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A bombshell revelation about a major leaguer testing positive for performance-enhancing drugs. The player disputing the result through arbitration. A spokesperson for the player saying, "There was absolutely no intentional violation of the (drug-testing) program."
As if an accidental violation is OK?
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Milwaukee Brewers left fielder Ryan Braun is disputing the results of his recent urine test, which is why MLB hasn't announced the result or any discipline. If Braun's appeal fails, he would face a 50-game suspension next spring. More »
ESPN reported Saturday that Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun, the reigning National League MVP, tested positive for a performance-enhancing drug and could face a 50-game suspension.
The weekend produced one of the most surprising and most controversial stories of the past decade in baseball. Ryan Braun tested positive for increased testosterone levels in a random drug test during the 2011 Postseason, which violates the new steroid policy implemented by Major League Baseball.
Sources have suggested that Braun did not test positive for performance-enhancing drugs...