Of course, the first thing thats mentioned from Braun's people is that "it wasn't intentional." Of course it was, you just didn't "intend" to get caught. I think its amazing that every player has to deny a POSITIVE test. Its like, all the sudden, there's something in their system and they don't know how it got there. Name one player that failed a test and admitted what they did. The fact that they have to lie about how the substance got there is a shot against their character. I see it like this: If you are capable to deceiving a group of people with a lie, then you are capable of doing illegal drugs.
Hopefully MLB doesn't fall for the lie. If they do, they are opening up a hole for any player that fails a test to use the same lie. If you exonerate one player, you essentially have to exonerate every player that fails a test.
Its funny how they say there is less than 1% of a chance that a testosterone level that is found to be synthetic may not be related to performance enhancing drugs. But lets get it straight, its like one percent of the one percent, probably with the odds of over 1 million to 1. But every time a player tests positive, they always claim to be that 1 in 1 million. Thats obviously a lie and they need to admit they are trying to get ahead. Plenty of others are, but they just haven't been caught.
And its only going to get worse for major league baseball and its players. The latest Collective Bargaining Agreement calls for HGH testing, which can only be checked through blood samples. And I will go on the record of saying half of the players in the game were using HGH as of the date of the CBA. Perhaps half of those players stopped using HGH. There will be a ton of players being suspended for the use of HGH, which for a while had replaced anabolic steroids since they were eliminated from being a legal recreational substance in the game. (I still don't understand how steroids can be against the law, yet it was ok for players to take them when they played baseball because baseball never banned them.)
MLB needs to continue to be consistent with its enforcement of its drug prevention and treatment plan. So far it has done a great job, hopefully it doesn't create opportunities for players to "get out of jail free" when it comes synthetically altering their testosterone levels.