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Spring training is just beginning and already history has been made in this MLB season. Today it was announced that Ryan Braun has become the first person in baseball history to win an appeal and have a suspension for performance-enhancing drugs overturned.
Braun was facing a 50-game ban after testing positive during last season’s playoffs. The reigning NL MVP has vehemently maintained his innocence throughout the controversy, stating that peculiar circumstances would lead to the result being overturned. He is expected to address the media tomorrow in Milwaukee, but has already released this short statement:
Just when we thought the performance-enhancing drug era in baseball was over, a young superstar faces 50-game suspension.
Ryan Braun, last season’s NL MVP, allegedly tested positive for synthetic testosterone during the Milwaukee Brewers’ post-season run in October. A spokesperson for Braun confirmed the positive test, but also released this statement:
“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. 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.”