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Milwaukee Brewers Star Ryan Braun Suspended 65 Games for Ties to Performance-Enhancing Drugs

Ryan Braun suspended for rest of season – Photo by Marc Serota/Getty Images

Drug investigations continue to swirl around Major League Baseball and Milwaukee Brewer Ryan Braun, one of it’s biggest stars, has been suspended for the rest of the season.

StarTribune.com is reporting that the 2011 National League MVP was suspended without pay for the rest of the season and the postseason Monday, the start of sanctions involving players reportedly tied to a Florida clinic accused of distributing performance-enhancing drugs.

The Milwaukee Brewers star accepted the 65-game ban, 15 games more than the one he avoided last year when an arbitrator overturned his positive test for elevated testosterone because the urine sample had been improperly handled.

“I am not perfect. I realize now that I have made some mistakes. I am willing to accept the consequences of those actions,” he said in a statement.

This may be only the beginning as evidence continues to mount against other MLB players.  Rumor has it that Alex Rodriguez of the New York  Yankees may be in line for a major suspension of at least 100 games, although the Yankees say they’ve heard no news of that nature as of yet.

 

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