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Fox Sports Wisconsin:
GREEN BAY, Wis. -- From one MVP to another. From one friend to another.Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers immediately came to the defense of his pal Ryan Braun following the Thursday afternoon announcement that the Milwaukee Brewers left fielder had won his appeal of a 50-game Major League Baseball suspension.Rodgers took to Twitter just minutes after Braun issued a statement that he would not have to serve the suspension MLB had initially given him for a drug test that he reportedly failed."MLB and cable sports tried to sully the reputation of an innocent man," Rodgers tweeted. "Picked the wrong guy to mess with. Truth will set u free. When its guilty until proven innocent, all u need are the facts."Rodgers included the hashtag HowsTheCrowMLB, and several times added Exonerated in his posts on Twitter."I'll let my buddy take it from here," Rodgers added in his next tweet. "All u idiots talking about technicality open up for some crow ...
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Aaron Rodgers and Ryan Braun have a lot in common and have formed a strong friendship because of their similarities. Both men are talented yet cocky athletes from California now winning MVPs for Wisconsin teams. Rodgers has called Braun his best athlete friend, and Braun has done Rodgers’ championship belt celebration after getting a hit during a game.
When news of Braun’s positive...
Curt Hogg, a 16-year-old Brewers blogger at Plushdamentals on the MLB.com network, out-scooped his elders by reporting on the recent developments in the Ryan Braun story weeks ago.
The while elephant has left the room; Ryan Braun beat the rap.
For nearly three months, since the news was first leaked that he failed a drug test in October, Ryan Braun has professed his innocence and Milwaukee Brewers fans have been waiting with anxiety over losing another key piece from a team that set a franchise record with 96 victories and advanced to a league championship...
National League MVP Ryan Braun became the first major league player to have a positive drug test overturned when an independent arbitrator ruled in favor of his appeal.
Winning his grievance allowed Braun to escape a 50-game suspension and begin his season on time with the Milwaukee Brewers.
The 28-year-old Braun's positive test for an elevated level of testosterone was initially...
Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun declared his innocence Friday, one day after it was revealed that a 50-game suspension for a positive drug test had been overturned by an arbitrator.
The celebration in Dairyland could be heard clear across the country on Thursday night as Brewers star and reigning NL MVP Ryan Braun won the appeal of his pending 50-game suspension for elevated levels of synthetic testosterone. Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers was among the pleased, Tweeting “MLB and cable sports tried to sully the reputation of an innocent man. Picked the...
Milwaukee Brewers star Ryan Braun may be off the hook for the 50-game suspension that originally came with his positive PED test, but the fact that he and his lawyers were able to convince an arbitrator that the chain of evidence was broken because his sample wasn't mailed in time isn't going to fly with anyone but his most ardent defenders.
(Eds: With AP Photos.) By JIM LITKE AP Sports Columnist Ryan Braun said he was clean and the only guy whose vote mattered agreed that he was clean enough. Case closed.
But that's all Braun will be from now on: clean enough.
He called the decision Thursday by arbitrator Shyam Das overturning his 50-game suspension ''the first step in restoring my good name and...
By John Pesetski
Special to FOXSportsWisconsin.com
PHOENIX -- Ryan Braun knew. His teammates and organization believed. Milwaukee Brewers fans, they hoped.
And Thursday afternoon everybody learned that the 2011 National League MVP's appeal of a 50-game MLB suspension for testing positive for a banned substance has been upheld. The All-Star left fielder will be eligible to...
With the Ryan Braun saga in the rear-view mirror, Brewers principal owner Mark Attanasio said he would like to wrap up contract extensions for general manager Doug Melvin and manager Ron Roenicke before Opening Day.
The age thing. It's the first topic that comes up when Brandon Weeden's NFL draft prospects are discussed. You see, Weeden is 28 -- same as NFL MVP Aaron Rodgers. At an age when many NFL quarterbacks are peaking, Weeden will just be starting his professional career. Still, the early consensus on Weeden among the so-called experts is he could go as soon as the second round...