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Brewers player rep: Testing problems in Milwaukee

Posted on: February 24, 2012 12:01 pm
 
PHOENIX, Ariz. -- As Ryan Braun reported to camp on Friday, Brewers player representative Chris Narveson said there have been issues with drug testing before in Milwaukee.

Specifically, with one of his own tests shortly after last summer's All-Star Game.

"Mine was more of a failure to communicate that I was getting tested," Narveson said Friday morning. "You're walking out the door in your street clothes an hour-and-a-half after the game and they come up to you and say, 'We forgot to tell you, you're getting tested.

"Errors like that can't happen."

Narveson added: "It's interesting, that's two instances for us with the same group of guys testing. .... One time can be an aberration."

The pitchers said that after he was collared late for testing when leaving the ballpark after already dressing, that they tightened things up "and tried to make sure they notified us" more promptly after a game.

Still, Narveson said the players firmly support drug testing. They just want things done right.

"I don't think there are flaws in the system," Narveson said. "If they follow protocol the whole way, I don't think we have an issue."

But he pointed out that the testers did not follow protocol with him. And, of course, a large part of Braun's dispute was that his specimen sat at the tester's home for more than 48 hours before being shipped where it was supposed to go.

"Ryan's sample sat for 48 hours," Narveson said. "Anybody can do anything [to] it."

Narveson and several Brewers also sharply criticized the system for allowing a leak in the first place. News of Braun testing positive for synthetic testosterone leaked to ESPN in December.

"Now that we look back, if this didn't get out, nobody hears about it," Narveson said. "Braun comes in today and there's four or five reporters saying, 'How was your off-season?'"
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Since: Jul 5, 2008
Posted on: February 24, 2012 1:07 pm
 

Brewers player rep: Testing problems in Milwaukee

Interesting outcome...I was shocked that they threw out the results...but it happens all the time in our legal system.  Many murderers get away with murder because of a evidence screw up or a botched investigation.  Hmm...cannot think of any right away...but does the two letters...OJ....mean anything? 

As for Braun...I think he did take something???  Who knows what?  But I think this is an inside job.  Afterall, you cannot have your league MYP get busted in the same year.  Think about it...that would look good on baseball.  I think if they did bust him for 50 games, it would have been an eye opener for baseball and show the players out there that they mean business. 

What is next to happen?  I am certain Manny has his lawyers looking into the chain of custody to fight his case.  Afterall, he needs the money and sitting the first 50 games wouldn't help him any! 

All this event has done for baseball is prove that the system can be beat and eventually there will be more overturned.  Not a good system where there a loopholes to get out of the madness from. 



Since: Dec 19, 2011
Posted on: February 24, 2012 1:05 pm
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Since: Aug 26, 2006
Posted on: February 24, 2012 1:03 pm
 

Brewers player rep: Testing problems in Milwaukee

Supposedly, Braun offered to give a dna sample to prove that the tested sample was no this urine and MLB conveniently said "No thank you"   Why do you suppose that is ?



Since: Feb 12, 2008
Posted on: February 24, 2012 1:02 pm
 

Brewers player rep: Testing problems in Milwaukee

You're reaching buddy.  Bud Selig is Jewish.  Unless he's Bobby Fisher, an anti-semite Jew, then your argument is a complete reach.  In fact if you argued the ban was overturned becasue one Jew helped another, that would be more plausible although highly unlikely as I doubt Judaism has a thing to do with this.  



Since: Jan 26, 2010
Posted on: February 24, 2012 1:01 pm
 

Brewers player rep: Testing problems in Milwaukee

This country elected a half-black president.  However, if you listen to Al Sharpton or Jesse Jackson, America is still a racist country.  Hatred of Jews is not only still ongoing, but fashionable.  Just look at the White House and the Democrat Party.



Since: Apr 26, 2007
Posted on: February 24, 2012 1:01 pm
 

Brewers player rep: Testing problems in Milwaukee

Really, we are playing the Jewish race card. Braun should not be mentioned in the same breath as Hank Greenberg. Next thing your gonna say is that someone came in while Sandy Koufax was sleeping and tore his shoulder up so he could not pitch anymore. Come on. Braun got away on a technicality. If MLB had a better testing in place, we wouldn't see Braun until June. In my eyes he still tested positive, it was still his sample. Nobody tampered with it. To me there shouldn't be any notice. There are PED's in place that cannot dissolve after 24 hours and not show up in your system. Good luck Ryan Braun without Prince Fielder around.



Since: Apr 17, 2008
Posted on: February 24, 2012 12:58 pm
 

Brewers player rep: Testing problems in Milwaukee

Comment not thought about- Welcome to 2012. Woman are prominent in the work place and all people share the same public restrooms and seats on a bus.



Since: Jan 26, 2010
Posted on: February 24, 2012 12:43 pm
 

Brewers player rep: Testing problems in Milwaukee

Just some food for thought: In 1938, Hank Greenberg, a prominent Jewish baseball player, had 58 home runs and was on pace to break Babe Ruth's record of 60.  The pitchers he faced made sure to not give him anything to hit so he would not break the record, because baseball didn't want a Jew to break the Babe's hallowed mark.  In 2011, Ryan Braun, a prominent Jewish baseball player, is a major candidate for NL MVP.  His test sample was just sitting around for 2 days before being sent to the lab.  I'm not accusing anyone of anything, none of us knows if anything was done with that sample.  This is just something to think about.



Since: Sep 5, 2006
Posted on: February 24, 2012 12:42 pm
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Since: Feb 22, 2011
Posted on: February 24, 2012 12:37 pm
 

Brewers player rep: Testing problems in Milwaukee

Yeah, they really swept this thing under the rug, huh? THE TEST RESULT LEAKED WHEN IT SHOULDN'T HAVE...NO ONE SHOULD HAVE EVER HEARD ABOUT THIS! MLB was legally obligated to keep this quiet and they still didn't. But yeah, they're pulling the wool over our eyes by letting him off.


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