Milwaukee Brewers star Ryan Braun’s original test for performance-enhancing drugs as the playoffs were winding down in October was “insanely high, the highest ever for anyone who has ever taken a test, twice the level of the highest test ever taken,” said a source familiar with the developing case in which the outfielder was reported to have tested positive for an elevated level of testosterone caused by a synthetic substance, triggering a possible 50-game suspension if the test results are upheld.Braun’s lawyer, David Cornwell, also said that the positive test was not the result of taking a performance-enhancing drug.
“He did not take performance-enhancing drugs,” Cornwell told the Daily News on Sunday, “and anyone who writes that is wrong.”Braun, who hit .332 with 33 home runs and 111 RBI this year, will challenge the results in a hearing in January. “I can’t wait to get that opportunity,” Braun told the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel late Saturday night. “This is all BS. I am completely innocent.”
I really hope this is all a big misunderstanding.