This statement comes from the lead attorney of Ryan Braun’s legal team from his successful appeal of a year ago.
Please remind yourself that Cornwell’s name was not in the Biogenesis records.
“I was not familiar with Tony Bosch prior to Ryan Braun’s case.
“In the 15 years that I have represented players facing discipline under the various professional sports leagues’ substance abuse and steroid programs, I have relied primarily, if not exclusively, on Dr. David L. Black and his team of scientists at Aegis Sciences Corporation in Nashville, TN as my experts with respect to scientific and other matters relevant to the testing of player specimens.
“Bosch was introduced to me at the earliest stage of Ryan’s case. I found Bosch’s value to be negligible and, thereafter, I followed my prior practice of relying on Aegis in the preparation of Ryan’s winning defense.”
The New York Daily News reports that “Bosch was not officially listed as an expert or consultant in the (appeal) case.”
That information coming from, as the Daily News worded it, “one source familiar with Braun’s appeal.”
This seems to support Cornwell’s statement that he found Bosch’s usefulness negligible. I wouldn’t list someone whose contribution I didn’t feel was substantial either. I also wouldn’t pay him a normal rate for his consultation which could lead to the discrepancy in “moneys owed” previously mentioned by Braun in his own statement.
David Cornwell, attorney for Ryan Braun is his successful appeal of a suspension, released the following statement in response to the statement released by Dino Laurenzi, Jr.
“Ryan Braun presented a winning defense in the forum that counted. The landmark decision in Ryan’s favor was based on the evidence and the plain meaning of the words in baseball’s Joint Drug Program. The collector’s attempt to re-litigate his conduct is inappropriate, and his efforts will only be persuasive to those who do not understand the evidence or the rules. Ryan Braun was properly vindicated. Both Major League Baseball and Major League Baseball Players Association should be applauded because their Joint Program worked.”