Found February 25, 2012 on
The Sports Bank:
Unlike most of the sports media world, I thought I would sit back and soak up the details before discussing my opinion on the scandal/drug testing fiasco involving the reigning National League MVP and Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun.
Thus far, we’ve heard the results of the appeal, some details involving the test, Braun’s comments and the MLB’s irate feelings on the entire situation.
A lot of questions still linger around Braun’s successful appeal, so let’s take a look at where we are now from three different perspectives; Braun himself, Major League Baseball and the Media.
Ryan Braun (Winner)
There’s no arguing that Braun came out on top of this entire ordeal while becoming the first ever player to successfully win an appeal while facing a suspension for ingesting a banned substance. But, did he really win?
If he truly took a banned substance, knowingly or not, than yes, he did win. But, if not, he looks like an unlucky victim in a case the public should have n...
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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.
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.
(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...
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...
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...
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.