Found February 24, 2012 on
By Kent Covington
Brewers OF Ryan Braun at Friday press conference
At 1:00 pm EST Friday afternoon, reigning NL MVP, Ryan Braun, addressed the media to discuss the recently dismissed charge that he illegally used performance enhancing drugs.
Braun was passionate and compelling in his rebuttal of that charge. To put it another way, he was either being truthful or he is a very convincing liar. He could be either. We may never know for certain.
Beyond the sincere tone, Braun made a compelling case for his innocence. Here are the key points of that case:
1) He was 27 years old, entering the prime years of his career with a long-term guaranteed contract, and even if he were inclined to use PED’s, he would not have had sufficient motivation to take such a risk.
2) Braun had passed 24 prior drug tests, including multiple tests during the 2011 season.
3) The fact that MLB said his testosterone levels were three times greater than any other test result since testing began made those results...
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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...
With the Ryan Braun circus out of the way, it was business as usual at Maryvale Baseball Park, where the Milwaukee Brewers took part in the first full-team workout of spring training.As has been his custom since taking ownership of the franchise in 2005, Brewers principal owner and chairman Mark Attanasio addressed the players and coaching staff, as did general manager Doug Melvin...
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...
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 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.
(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...
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.
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...
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...
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.