This past season’s NL MVP Ryan Braun failed a performance enhancing drug test that was administered to him in October. The test revealed elevated levels of testosterone in Braun’s system. It was later determined that the testosterone was synthetic and not the same testosterone that is produced by the body.
Braun is contesting the test and took an independent test in late October upon being notified of a failed test. Braun’s people are saying that the Milwaukee Brewers all-star passed the independent test and that it will reveal flaws in the initial test.
Braun is facing a 50-game suspension at the start of the 2012 season.