The real title should have read like this:
"It is HIGHLY UNLIKELY that Alberto Salazar violated anti-doping rules and even if he did, it is even more UNLIKELY that USADA can prove it."
I know we all want Salazar's people (and even Solinksky and Wetmore's folk -- both who visited Dr. Brown) to be found guilty of doping if they are infact guilty. However, we are essentially reading an opinion piece. We're only presented information and rationale that seemingly support USADA's case but it's surprisingly and almost embarrassingly weak.
If you want to read the meat of the L Carnitine section, read pages 166 - 209.
Some of the logical leaps such as the quote below are laughable.
However, Ritzenheinâ€™s recollection of the infusion bag having been repeatedly squeezed would be consistent with the use of four (4) 100 mL L-carnitine infusion bags such as we now know were prepared by the Compounding Corner Pharmacy just one day prior to Galen Ruppâ€™s L-carnitine infusion(s). Thus, Dathan Ritzenheinâ€™s recollection and the â€œLogged Formula Worksheetâ€ provided by Galen Rupp yields further corroboration for the likely prospect that multiple infusion bags for the L-carnitine infusions given to NOP athletes in 2011-2012.
Accordingly, had the intent been to deliver only a single IV infusion bag of L-carnitine to Rupp, four (4) infusion bags would not have been prepared the day prior to his infusion.
To me, this document merely confirms what we already knew about Salazar: he's willing to tiptoe whatever line is drawn in the sand. Now, it may not be ethical, but certainly not illegal.
Salazar goes to great lengths to test all possible illegalities on guinea pigs such as Magness. So yes, Magness and the guinea pigs will violate the rules but they aren't competing at a high level. After the research is in place, Salazar will figure out a way to go into the deepest area of grey.
Nothing to see here.
I'd be willing to bet money that this leak is USADA's attempt at convicting NOP in the court of public opinion because they know they can't convict them in court. It's essentially the last hoorah of the investigation.