Re: Breaking News: Ryan Braun has won his appeal for suspension
posted at 2/25/2012 9:25 PM 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 : Yeah, I hear ya. I guess, and maybe you or someone can help me out here, but the thing that makes it seem fishy to me is the absolutely absurd testosterone levels he showed. I mean, to the best of my knowledge, I didn't think they were designing PEDs like that anymore. I mean that is straight Alzado/East German typ stuff. No?
Posted by SpacemanEephus[/QUOTE]
Testsoterone levels are all the rage right now, in 2012. Men of all ages are testing for lower levels than men 20 years ago, who were already recording lower levels than their fathers. This is not the Lyle Alzado steroid issue. There are natural supplements that will cause testosterone levels to rise (or so they claim) along with HGH and straight up synthesized testosterone that can be ingested and injected.
For Braun to say that there is no way this substance entered his body may be technically accurate. The T levels may not ave been due to injecting testosterone. By the same token, it is entirely possible he has found a way to increase his T levels with substances that are not (yet) banned. So, again he may be technically telling the truth on that.
I have a problem with the latest report, which seems to contradict what Braun said earlier, when he didn't want to falsely accuse the courier, having been falsely accused himself. The linked article seems to imply he is accusing the courier of tainting his sample. BS, one way or the other.
I predict Ryan Braun hits between .275-.280 and hits around 20 HRs this season. And in my mind that will NOT be a coincidence. And I hope he is tested at least twice throughout the season. IMO, he is just another overpaid athlete trying to cheat an imperfect system of policing people who do not have the personal standards that prevent them from cheating in the first place.