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“There are a lot of things that we heard about the collection process, the collector and some other people involved in the process that have been concerning to us,” he said. “But as I’ve dealt with the situation, I know what it’s like to be wrongly accused of something, so for me to wrongly accuse somebody wouldn’t help.”

MLB had no comment, and referred instead to its statement from last week:

“The extremely experienced collector in Mr. Braun’s case acted in a professional and appropriate manner. He handled Mr. Braun’s sample consistent with instructions issued by our jointly retained collection agency,” it said.