LADY AT THE BAT: The Ryan Braun Mess: Thoughts On The Collector's Statement

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

The Ryan Braun Mess: Thoughts On The Collector's Statement

I haven't had a chance to weigh in on the whole Ryan Braun situation and I hadn't really planned to, either. That was until I read the statement released yesterday by Dino Laurenzi, Jr, the collector of Braun's urine sample.

Braun has vehemently declared that this whole thing is Mr Laurenzi's fault. He has expounded on what he considers "the fact" that the collector didn't follow protocol after getting the sample (not taking it to Fed Ex when there were several Fed Ex locations available) and has done all he could to cast the man in the poorest of lights.

But consider this from Mr Laurenzi's statement:

"CDT [Comprehensive Drug Testing] has instructed collectors since I began in 2005 that they should safeguard the samples in their homes until FedEx is able to immediately ship the sample to the laboratory, rather than having the samples sit for one day or more at a local FedEx office. The protocol has been in place since 2005 when I started with CDT and there have been other occasions when I have had to store samples in my home for at least one day, all without incident."

If this is really the policy of CDT, how can Dino Laurenzi, Jr not be vindicated? And how in the world did the arbiter not know about this policy?

I am looking forward to seeing how this whole thing plays out. If Ryan Braun thought he had problems before, he could, in my opinion, be really in for it very, very soon.

1 comment:

Nate S said...

I agree, I'm waiting to see how this whole thing plays out. For as big as he is, Braun certainly has abnormally powerful stats, don't you think?