He is now part of yet another investigation...
I truly believe in my heart and I would bet my life, that this substance never entered my body at any point."
The shortest sentence is best. Just how weak is this statement?
"This substance never entered my body" is the shortest working sentence. By itself, it is not a reliable denial, but let's look at the extra words:
"I believe that this substance never entered my body." This is weak. To "believe" allows for other beliefs.
"I truly believe" weakens a weak statement that means that he has a belief that is "true" and a belief that is not.
"I truly believe in my heart" means that he has:
b. true beliefs
c. beliefs in his heart
d. beliefs not in his heart (in his head?)
e. true beliefs in his heart
f. true beliefs not in his heart
"I truly believe in my heart and would bet my life..."
Take the six weak indicators above and not add that he "would bet" making it even weaker.
He does not say that he does bet, but that he "would" bet.
"I truly believe in my heart and would bet my life"
Not only "would" he bet, under some circumstances, but would be his "life"; giving indication that he might bet other things too.
"that this substance never entered my body" uses the word
"never" which is not a reliable substitute for "did not" or "didn't"; further weakening an incredibly weak statement but the liar is not finished:
"at any point", which signifies a singular point, separated from plural.
In other words, as he is making this statement, he is leaking out the many (plural) times (points) the point of a needle entered his body. Strange, isn't it, how he used the word "point" when talking about a drug that is painfully injected into the body?
Ryan Braun tested positive for exegeneous testosterone. He was found to be 'substantiated' or 'guilty' and suspended from Major League Baseball, who is said to have the weakest drug testing policy of all sports, but appealed on the basis that his sample may have been tampered with.
Although the lab and the delivery man testified that the sample was not tampered with, the arbitrator ruled in his favor, of which Braun said, "the truth was on our side" in his statement made afterwards.
He was unable to say:
"I did not take testosterone" and "I told the truth."
Even those who are able to say "I didn't take testosterone" when they really did, are unable to look at their statement and say "I told the truth."
There is something deep within all of us that knows that lying is wrong and feels the stress of it.
This is how lie detection works: it picks up the sensitivity indicators that associate with deception.
Even sociopaths use language that shows deception and a desire to avoid the direct confrontation of a lie against reality.