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In a report issued by ESPN’s “Outside the Lines”, the National League MVP and Milwaukee Brewers all-star left-fielder, Ryan Braun, has tested positive for performance enhancing drugs (PED’s).
Braun is disputing the result through arbitration and if he is to lose, he will face a 50 game suspension to start the 2012 season.
I’m not here to jump to conclusions, but if Braun’s legal team fails to account for the positive test, this will most definitely have a detrimental effect on his legacy and forever taint what appeared to be a hall-of-fame bound career.
Let’s start off by saying there is no way Braun’s MVP award should be taken away. Baseball has not done this in the past and I can’t really see them making a case for it in this specific situation. If Barry Bonds can hold onto the all-time home-run record and Roger Clemens his seven Cy Young awards, a precedent should not be made for this award to be stripped.
However, to fans in Milwaukee, the MVP award should be the least
BEST OF MAXIM
MILWAUKEE Last month, when speaking about Ryan Braun's chances of winning the National League Most Valuable Player award, Milwaukee Brewers principal owner and chairman Mark Attanasio said Braun would someday have a statue outside of Miller Park.
In just five seasons, Braun has gone from a highly touted rookie to MVP, and his name is already being mentioned in the same breath...
The positive result was triggered by elevated levels of testosterone in Braun’s system, the sources told “Outside the Lines.” A subsequent, more comprehensive test revealed the testosterone was synthetic — not produced by Braun’s body.
Every individual naturally produces testosterone and a substance called epitestosterone, typically at a ratio of 1-to-1. In Major League...
Here we go again.
A bombshell revelation about a major leaguer testing positive for performance-enhancing drugs. The player disputing the result through arbitration. A spokesperson for the player saying, "There was absolutely no intentional violation of the (drug-testing) program."
As if an accidental violation is OK?
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Newly-voted National League MVP Ryan Braun from the Milwaukee Brewers has tested positive for performance-enhancing drugs -- but the baseball star is challenging the accusations.According to multiple reports, Braun was tested during the playoffs…
ESPN reported Saturday that Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun, the reigning National League MVP, tested positive for a performance-enhancing drug and could face a 50-game suspension.
The weekend produced one of the most surprising and most controversial stories of the past decade in baseball. Ryan Braun tested positive for increased testosterone levels in a random drug test during the 2011 Postseason, which violates the new steroid policy implemented by Major League Baseball.
Sources have suggested that Braun did not test positive for performance-enhancing drugs...