Found December 10, 2011 on
The Sports Bank:
After a Winter Meetings marked by big time free agent signings, things took a turn back toward baseball’s not so distant past on Saturday evening. According to reports by multiple outlets, including ESPN.com’s Outside the Lines, Milwaukee Brewers OF Ryan Braun, the 2011 NL MVP, has tested positive for performance enhancing drugs. If the initial test is upheld, the slugger will be suspended for the first 50 games of the regular season under MLB’s steroid policy.
According to the report by ESPN, the positive test was triggered by an abnormal ratio of testosterone and epitestosterone, which normally coexist at a 1:1 ratio inside the human body. Anything about a 4:1 ratio triggers a positive test, and according to the report, Braun’s did, but it did not reveal by how much.
In addition, MLB sent the sample to the World Anti-Doping Agency lab in Montreal to confirm their findings, and the lab found that the testosterone was not generated by Braun’s body.
The test results have not been ma...
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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.
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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?
Hold on: Brewers left fielder Ryan Braun, the reigning...
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...