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Union knows who leaked news of Ryan Braun test

Posted on: March 4, 2012 2:17 pm
Edited on: March 4, 2012 5:51 pm
Michael WeinerBy C. Trent Rosecrans

The Major League Baseball Players Association knows who leaked Ryan Braun's positive drug test to ESPN, but is not considering a lawsuit, executive director Michael Weiner told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

"The union is not," Weiner said when asked if they were considering legal action. "I guess I can't speak for Ryan on that point. That will be their decision. My sense is that what's done is done. I think that's also the best thing for everybody."

The leak came from someone whom the Braun defense team talked to in preparation for its case, the newspaper reported.

Weiner said the union does not believe there is an issue with confidentiality with MLB's drug program.

"Everyone associated with the case is extemely disappointed that it leaked out," Weiner told the newspaper. "I'm certain the leak was specific to this case. It does not threaten the confidentiality of the program and as I've said to players who have asked about that, confidentiality is as important as any aspect of this program.

"The program has a bunch of different goals but confidentiality is critical. If we felt there was any system-wide problem with respect to confidentiality, we really would have a problem. And that's not the case."

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Since: Jun 2, 2009
Posted on: March 4, 2012 3:03 pm

Union knows who leaked news of Ryan Braun test

His reputation is ruined because he cheated, before they were going to let him appeal it would have been stated why he was suspended in the first place.  It's very much like saying break the law as long as you don't get caught it's ok, he got busted and with a long list of others his career is also tainted.

Since: Sep 27, 2006
Posted on: March 4, 2012 2:31 pm

Union knows who leaked news of Ryan Braun test

I don't believe in frivolous lawsuits - but I think Braun should sue. His reputation has been ruined.

And in any event, whoever did leak the info needs to be fired for breach of trust.

Since: Jul 19, 2011
Posted on: March 4, 2012 2:31 pm

Union knows who leaked news of Ryan Braun test

why go after them when braun got away with cheating anyway? why stir the pot

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