Ryan Braun’s Lead Attorney On His Appeal, David Cornwell, Makes Statement to Yahoo Sports
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.