Monday, July 22, 2013

Ryan Braun Suspended

“As I have acknowledged in the past, I am not perfect. I realize now that I have made some mistakes. I am willing to accept the consequences of those actions. This situation has taken a toll on me and my entire family, and it is has been a distraction to my teammates and the Brewers organization. I am very grateful for the support I have received from players, ownership and the fans in Milwaukee and around the country. Finally, I wish to apologize to anyone I may have disappointed – all of the baseball fans especially those in Milwaukee, the great Brewers organization, and my teammates. I am glad to have this matter behind me once and for all, and I cannot wait to get back to the game I love.”
The following is a statement from Ryan Braun, after being suspended for the remainder of the season due to violating the Basic Agreement and its Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program. The suspension will be effective immediately, and as you can tell based on what Braun said, there will not be an appeal.

Alex Rodriguez, as you may have heard, has also been mentioned with Ryan when it comes to probable suspensions due to their connections with Biogenesis.

My initial fear is that ARod will agree to a suspension for the rest of the season, which is meaningless since the Yankees could very well give up on 2013 anyway. Then again, I can't imagine Bud Selig would allow Alex to serve the suspension as long as he's not playing in MLB.

We'll report more as the news comes in.

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