I waited to write this blog in order to gather more information on how Ryan Braun’s testosterone levels got as high as they did. Unfortunately, I still don’t have an answer for it and probably never will. But here are some of the facts that we do know regarding the sample:
1. Dino Laurenzi, the collector of the urine sample for Ryan Braun, stated that he follow all mandatory procedures by MLB in collecting and shipping the sample.
2. Upon receipt of the urine sample in Montreal, the clinic confirmed that the seal was not tampered with.
This leads us to three scenarios. Gary Walder, a former official with the World Anti-Doping, feels that one of the three had to have happened:
1. Someone deliberately smeared testosterone gel onto Braun’s skin without his knowledge.
2. Someone tampered with Braun’s urine sample.
3. Ryan Braun really doped
What do you think happened?