Braun's suspension will go into effect immediately and last the remaining 65 games of the season. "As I have acknowledged in the past, I am not perfect. I am willing to accept the consequences of those actions.This situation has taken a toll on me and my entire family, and it has been a distraction to my teammates and the Brewers organization."The statement continues, "I wish to apologize to anyone I may have disappointed -- all of the baseball fans especially those in Milwaukee, the great Brewers organization, and my teammates.Alex Rodriguez, Nelson Cruz, Bartolo Colon, Melky Cabrera and Jhonny Peralta are among the other players who have been linked to Biogenesis." data-reactid="28"Braun is one of the handful of players connected to Tony Bosch's Miami-area Biogenesis clinic, which was exposed as an alleged PED supplier in January.
Braun being the first suspension announced points toward his camp brokering a deal with MLB.
New York Daily News:" data-reactid="48"Last week, Michael Weiner, the executive direction of the player's association, told reporters that suspensions would likely come in 2014 unless a player had struck a deal the league.
This makes him the first star connected to Biogenesis to fall, though as many as 20 suspensions are reportedly on the way." data-reactid="21"MLB announced Braun was in violation of baseball's joint drug prevention and treatment program, but didn't offer specifics about Braun's violations.
The suspension amounts to 65 games for the 2011 NL MVP, who successfully appealed a PED suspension in 2012.
This makes him the first star connected to Biogenesis to fall, though as many as 20 suspensions are reportedly on the way.
Per MLB's announcement, Braun has accepted his punishment, though in his statement he never admits to using performance-enhancing drugs.
Sports Jeff Passan and Tim Brown, the Brewers star said he only hired Bosch as a consultant during his suspension appeal:" data-reactid="29" "During the course of preparing for my successful appeal last year, my attorneys, who were previously familiar with Tony Bosch, used him as a consultant.
More specifically, he answered questions about T/E ratio and possibilities of tampering with samples.
Aaron Rodgers -- GB Packers quarterback and chronic bet reneger -- is blaming disgraced MLB player Ryan Braun for letting his mouth write a check his ass couldn't cash. back in February, Rodgers aggressively defended his friend Ryan Braun against allegations the Milwaukee Brewers outfielder was using PEDS ...