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Felix = Cy Young
12-10-2011, 05:42 PM
Wow. Does his MVP get taken away?
12-10-2011, 06:37 PM
ban his ass for life
Ryan Braun Tested Positive For PEDs
By Mike Axisa [December 10 at 6:46pm CST]
Reigning NL MVP Ryan Braun has tested positive for a performance-enchancing drug, reports Mark Fainaru-Wada and T.J. Quinn of ESPN. YokalSports.com was the first to report the news (on Twitter). Braun is facing a 50-game suspension and is disputing the positive test through arbitration.
"There are highly unusual circumstances surrounding this case which will support Ryan's complete innocence and demonstrate there was absolutely no intentional violation of the program," said a spokesman for Braun in a statement. "While Ryan has impeccable character and no previous history, unfortunately, because of the process we have to maintain confidentiality and are not able to discuss it any further, but we are confident he will ultimately be exonerated."
Braun, 28, was tested during the playoffs and notified of the positive result in late-October. Elevated levels of testosterone in Braun's system triggered the positive test, which prompted MLB to ask the testing agency to perform a second test. The second test determined that the testosterone was synthetic, meaning it was produced outside of Braun's body.
Tyler Barnes, a spokesperson for the Brewers, said the team had no knowledge of the positive test and had not yet been contacted by the commissioner's office. Fainaru-Wade and Quinn say that Braun has told those close to him that he did not knowingly take an illegal substance and hopes the arbitration process proves his innocence. No player has ever successfully appealed a positive PED test.
The Brewers signed Braun to a five-year contract extension worth $105MM back in April, which will keep him in Milwaukee through 2020. He led the Brewers to the NL Central crown and took home MVP honors by hitting .332/.397/.597 with 33 homers and 33 steals this past season. It was his fourth 30+ homer season in his five years as a big leaguer.
Guillermo Mota, J.C. Romero, Edinson Volquez, and Manny Ramirez have been suspended 50 games for failed PED tests under MLB's current drug policy. Ramirez is the only player to test positive on two occasions.
12-10-2011, 06:44 PM
Terrible news for the Brewers. He fits the description perfectly though, not a big guy who hits for power. We don't need cheaters in the game, period.
Felix = Cy Young
12-10-2011, 08:23 PM
He says "It's BS"
12-10-2011, 08:42 PM
lol, of course he does. so did ryan franklin, barry bonds, rafael palmeiro, alex rodriguez, manny ramirez, mike morse, mark mcgwire..... he's a fucking cheater that should be banned from the game for life
12-12-2011, 04:15 AM
Pump the brakes here, turbo. Braun took another test immediately after he was notified and passed it. He tested positive for high testosterone levels and had never previously failed a drug test at any level. I'm going to reserve my judgement until all the facts have come out.
Ban his ass for life? Get a hold of yourself.
12-31-2011, 03:16 PM
looks like it was a medication and may have not been aware of it
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