Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun won the National League MVP in 2011 after a phenomenal season. Then it was reported that he tested positive for performance-enhancing drugs during a drug test administered during the playoffs.
Since news of his positive test was made public, Braun has professed his innocence through his spokespeople. Well, now the 28-year-old’s appeal of his 50-game suspension for that positive test is underway and he has a chance to present his side of the story.
Braun’s test originally raised flags because of the presence of elevated levels of testosterone. Upon further examination that testosterone turned out to be synthetic. That’s a really bad sign for Braun, considering how difficult it is to appeal an MLB suspension. In fact, a baseball arbitrator has never ordered a suspension overturned for a grievance hearing.
Under the agreement between the players’ association and Major League Baseball, Braun will have to prove that “the presence of a pr...