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Breaking News!!!! Ryan Braun is been tested positive for Performing enhancing drugs
9 years ago  ::  Dec 10, 2011 - 8:04PM #1
yanksbombers
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9 years ago  ::  Dec 10, 2011 - 8:06PM #2
JT
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Just heard. Wow. Let's see how Braun tries to spin this.
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9 years ago  ::  Dec 10, 2011 - 8:08PM #3
yanksbombers
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wow and Ryan Braun is one of the faces of baseball. This really hurts his image if its true. Here is a question: What happens to the MVP award?

9 years ago  ::  Dec 10, 2011 - 8:17PM #4
laurenfrances
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Amazing ..you think in this climate players are laying off the juice. Just wow!!  and he was was named the NL MVP. He's looking open the season with a 50 game suspension.  Many will be questioning his fabulous 2011 season .....Surprised


Ryan Braun Tested Positive For PEDs



Reigning NL MVP Ryan Braun has tested positive for a performance-enchancing drug, reports Mark Fainaru-Wada and T.J. Quinn of ESPN. YokalSports.com was the first to report the news (on Twitter). Braun is facing a 50-game suspension and is disputing the positive test through arbitration.


"There are highly unusual circumstances surrounding this case which will support Ryan's complete innocence and demonstrate there was absolutely no intentional violation of the program," said a spokesman for Braun in a statement. "While Ryan has impeccable character and no previous history, unfortunately, because of the process we have to maintain confidentiality and are not able to discuss it any further, but we are confident he will ultimately be exonerated."


Braun, 28, was notified of the positive test in late-October. Elevated levels of testosterone in Braun's system triggered the positive test, which prompted MLB to ask the testing agency to perform a second test. The second test determined that the testosterone was synthetic, meaning it was produced outside of Braun's body.


Tyler Barnes, a spokesperson for the Brewers, said the team had no knowledge of the positive test and had not yet been contacted by the commissioner's office. Fainaru-Wade and Quinn say that Braun has told those close to him that he did not knowingly take an illegal substance and hopes the arbitration process proves his innocence. No player has ever successfully appealed a positive PED test.


The Brewers signed Braun to a five-year contract extension worth $105MM back in April, which will keep him in Milwaukee through 2020. He led the Brewers to the NL Central crown and took home MVP honors by hitting .332/.397/.597 with 33 homers and 33 steals this past season. It was his fourth 30+ homer season in his five years as a big leaguer.


Guillermo Mota, J.C. Romero, Edinson Volquez, and Manny Ramirez have been suspended for 50 games for failed PED tests under MLB's current drug policy. Ramirez is the only player to test positive on two occasions.

9 years ago  ::  Dec 10, 2011 - 8:18PM #5
BigGuy
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Wow, very disapointing.

"Leave the gun. Take the cannoli."
9 years ago  ::  Dec 10, 2011 - 8:34PM #6
JT
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Doing PEDs when you know your gonna be tested...talk about playing with fire.

Not just the face of a franchise but one of the face of MLB.

Sad & Unfortunate.
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9 years ago  ::  Dec 10, 2011 - 8:37PM #7
yanksbombers
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Here is a question: is MLB going to strip braun's mvp award, and give it to matt kemp?

9 years ago  ::  Dec 10, 2011 - 8:41PM #8
newinn
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The stupidity of these guys has gone beyond believable. I have no sympathy for them and they should be thrown out on their first violation

9 years ago  ::  Dec 10, 2011 - 8:42PM #9
JT
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Not right away they won't. There's going to be alot of looking in to Braun's positive test before any stripping of the MVP award.
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9 years ago  ::  Dec 10, 2011 - 9:21PM #10
yankgehrig
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Dec 10, 2011 -- 8:06PM, JT wrote:

Just heard. Wow. Let's see how Braun tries to spin this.


He said he wasn't aware  he was taking an illegal substance and the hearing hopes to prove him right.  As far as I'm concerned that's a lame excuse.   This is according to MLB trade rumors.

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