Found December 11, 2011 on
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?
Hold on: Brewers left fielder Ryan Braun, the reigning National League MVP, deserves due process, and if he is ultimately cleared, this will mostly amount to a bad spate of publicity, a private matter that was revealed by two great investigative reporters, ESPN's T.J. Quinn and Mark Fainaru-Wada.
No major leaguer, to public knowledge, has successfully appealed a positive test. But even if Braun is found guilty and serves a 50-game suspension, the sport will recover and so will the player, at least to a degree.
Alex Rodriguez went forward. Manny Ramirez is again going forward. The Hall of Fame chances of both players and other users of PEDs are in jeo...
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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...
Milwaukee Brewers left fielder Ryan Braun is disputing the results of his recent urine test, which is why MLB hasn't announced the result or any discipline. If Braun's appeal fails, he would face a 50-game suspension next spring. More »
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...