Braun’s Sample Collector Says He Followed Protocol
(NEW YORK) -- A man claiming to be the person who collected Ryan Bruan's sample, has come forward and said he followed protocol.
On Tuesday, Dino Laurenzi Jr. sent a statement to various media outlets to "set the record straight."
"I have worked hard my entire life, have performed my job duties with integrity and professionalism, and have done so with respect to this matter and all other collections in which I have participated," Laurenzi said in the statement.
Laurenzi claims he obtained a signature from Braun stating the samples were capped and sealed in his presence.
Braun's argument was that it took the sample collector 44 hours to ship out his sample, when there were multiple FedEX locations open till 9pm E.T. within 5 miles of Miller Park where he could have dropped off the specimen.
Laurenzi didn't dispute their were FedEx locations around the stadium, but in his statement said,"Given the lateness of the hour that I completed my collections, there was no FedEx office located within 50 miles of Miller Park that would ship packages that day or Sunday. Therefore, the earliest that the specimens could be shipped was Monday, October 3rd."
Laurenzi said he has been a collector for Comprehensive Drug Collecting since 2005, conducting more than 600 samples during that time.
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