7/19/2016 4:39 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Brock Lesnar may have caught a break — because despite the fact he allegedly tested dirty TWICE, he’ll only face punishment for one violation … sources familiar with the situation tell TMZ Sports.
It all has to do with the dates Brock’s samples were collected … and when he was notified about the results.
In Brock’s case — he was tested on June 28th and July 9th. But he wasn’t notified that his June test came back dirty until July 14th … 5 days after his second test.
Our sources tell us … because he wasn’t notified until after the second sample was collected, he will only be punished for one violation.
The punishment for a first time banned substance user can range from a warning to a 2 year suspension … though it can be raised to 4 years if the infraction is determined to be an “aggravating circumstance.”
A second violation would carry even harsher penalties … but Brock won’t have to worry about that.