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Mon Jul 22, 2013, 07:56 PM

Former MVP Ryan Braun Suspended for the Rest of the Season

Source: Talking Points Memo, Assoiciated Press

RONALD BLUM- July 22, 2013, 5:56 PM

NEW YORK (AP) — Former National League MVP Ryan Braun was suspended without pay for the rest of the season and the postseason Monday in the first penalty following Major League Baseball’s investigation of the Florida clinic accused of distributing performance-enhancing drugs.

Braun accepted the penalty.

“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.

MBL attempted to suspend Braun for a positive drug test following the 2011 season, but an arbitrator overturned the penalty because the Milwaukee star’s urine sample was not handled as specified by baseball’s drug agreement.

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MLB Commissioner Bud Selig announced the penalty Monday, citing Braun for multiple unspecified “violations” of baseball’s drug program and labor contract. Braun will miss the Milwaukee Brewers’ final 65 games without pay, costing him about $3 million of his $8.5 million salary.


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Reply Former MVP Ryan Braun Suspended for the Rest of the Season (Original post)
Stuart G Jul 2013 OP
bigwillq Jul 2013 #1
Andy823 Jul 2013 #4
bigwillq Jul 2013 #5
Stuart G Jul 2013 #7
Lugnut Jul 2013 #12
Fearless Jul 2013 #6
theHandpuppet Jul 2013 #13
johnfunk Jul 2013 #2
Stuart G Jul 2013 #3
benld74 Jul 2013 #8
Ishoutandscream2 Jul 2013 #9
ELI BOY 1950 Jul 2013 #10
Lugal Zaggesi Jul 2013 #16
Stuart G Jul 2013 #11
CanSocDem Jul 2013 #14
Lurks Often Jul 2013 #15

Response to Stuart G (Original post)

Mon Jul 22, 2013, 07:57 PM

1. He should be banned for life.

 

As should all known drug abusers.
And they should have to return the salary earned during the seasons they cheated.

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Response to bigwillq (Reply #1)

Mon Jul 22, 2013, 08:06 PM

4. I agree

A message needs to be sent to younger players that this kind of crap will not be tolerated, and if they use drugs to enhance their game, they will never play baseball again!

A-Rod is also on the list of those who are being investigated, so he may be next.

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Response to Andy823 (Reply #4)

Mon Jul 22, 2013, 08:08 PM

5. I hope A-Rod is next.

 

Such a bum. I'm a Yankees fan, but if you cheat, you pay for your actions.

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Response to bigwillq (Reply #5)

Mon Jul 22, 2013, 08:14 PM

7. I hope they get A-Rod too.

along with some others. We will see soon.

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Response to bigwillq (Reply #5)

Tue Jul 23, 2013, 12:59 AM

12. That wouldn't hurt my feelings one bit.

I hope he gets nailed.

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Response to bigwillq (Reply #1)

Mon Jul 22, 2013, 08:10 PM

6. +1

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Response to bigwillq (Reply #1)

Tue Jul 23, 2013, 06:22 AM

13. Yep.

And until they face a lifetime ban, the lying and abuse will continue. As it is, these guys will just come back next year and find some team that will pay them outrageously big bucks to play again.
I also think his MVP title should be forfeit.

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Response to Stuart G (Original post)

Mon Jul 22, 2013, 08:00 PM

2. MVP = Most Venal Pillpopper

That is all.

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Response to johnfunk (Reply #2)

Mon Jul 22, 2013, 08:02 PM

3. Will there be others?? I think so....nt

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Response to Stuart G (Original post)

Mon Jul 22, 2013, 08:25 PM

8. 2nd time he got caught, 1st time he is paying at least something

YES, I said the 2nd time he got caught.
The 1st time he got caught, a technicality is HOW the specimen was handled released him from paying anything!

In reality, he should be kicked out of baseball for life!

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Response to Stuart G (Original post)

Mon Jul 22, 2013, 09:15 PM

9. Nelson Cruz of the Rangers

Expect his name to be brought up as well.

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Response to Stuart G (Original post)

Mon Jul 22, 2013, 09:51 PM

10. NO BALLS

baseball will never be clean till all are brought to justice...ALSO they must
implement the "Death Penalty"...get caught and you are removed/banned from the game.

i honestly believe than if 10 years ago ryan Braun's attorney told him "Ryan
you are about to sign a long term contract But if you do drugs the contract
will be null and void, and baseball will not be part of your life"

Would it be worth the risk?

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Response to ELI BOY 1950 (Reply #10)

Tue Jul 23, 2013, 04:12 PM

16. Do you really think Ryan Braun was NOT doing PED's in his college career

 

at the University of Miami Hurricanes baseball team (2003 to 2005), a homerun's distance away from Anthony Bosch's Biogenesis "anti-aging" clinic ? Or probably in his high school career too? It turned out that Marion "I never tested positive for PEDs" Jones started her doping in high school.

Why do you think such a PED (Performance Enhancing Drugs) clinic was located next to the University of Miami ?

A-Rod was born and raised in Miami.
Yasmani Grandal, the former star catcher for the University of Miami Hurricanes, was also linked to Biogenesis, and banned for 50 games after a great rookie season for the San Diego Padres.

Indeed, there are two patterns to the names of athletes in Bosch's records: (1) Most have direct ties to Miami and often to the UM Hurricanes baseball program, and (2) a number have already been caught doping — which suggests that either Bosch isn't particularly gifted at crafting drugs that can beat performance tests or his clients aren't careful.

At least one UM coach makes an appearance as well: Jimmy Goins, the strength and conditioning coach for the Hurricanes baseball team for the past nine seasons. Goins is recorded in multiple client lists; in one detailed page dated December 14, 2011, Bosch writes he's selling him Anavar, testosterone, and a Winstrol/B-12 mix and charging him $400 a month. Another, from this past December, includes sales of HGH and testosterone.

http://www.miaminewtimes.com/2013-01-31/news/a-rod-and-doping-a-miami-clinic-supplies-drugs-to-sports-biggest-names/5/

I honestly believe that if guys like Ryan Braun did NOT do PEDs in their high school and college careers,
they would never HAVE attorneys and big multi-year contracts in MLB.

A-Rod, if he were "clean" in high school, would probably be running some landscaping business in Miami now...
Now that MLB, starting in 2013, can do blood tests of athletes during the season, old, injured guys like A-Rod and Jeter just can't seem to "recover" from their injuries. Probably just a coincidence that this is the first year of a new MLB drug testing era.

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Response to Stuart G (Original post)

Mon Jul 22, 2013, 10:04 PM

11. A list of those accused of using performance enhansing drugs, with discriptions

long list...this says a whole lot. (accused is not proven, and there are denials, judge for yourself..)
A running list of those who have been named or suspended

By Scott Kendrick, About.com Guide
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http://baseball.about.com/od/majorleagueplayers/a/drugplayers.htm

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Response to Stuart G (Reply #11)

Tue Jul 23, 2013, 09:21 AM

14. That's an eye-opening list.

 



I can't believe I believed Braun in Feb last year. My apologies to the sports world.

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Response to Stuart G (Original post)

Tue Jul 23, 2013, 11:01 AM

15. Hope they get A-Fraud for life n/t

 

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