Ryan Braun suspended for rest of season, cites ‘mistakes’ he made

Ryan BraunMilwaukee Brewers outfielder Ryan Bruan, long suspected of juicing, has agreed with MLB to serve a 65-day suspension from baseball, effectively ending his season, and post-season.

In a statement, Braun apologized for “mistakes”, but never quite admitted to doing anything illegal. Go figure.

Braun tested positive for synthetic testosterone last season, but caught a break and avoided a 50-game suspension on an appeal. No such luck this year, as his connection to the Biogenesis clinic, a closed anti-aging clinic in Florida linked with the distribution of performance-enhancing drugs, came to the forefront.

The list of players connected to the clinic include Alex Rodriguez, Yankees, Francisco Cervelli, Yankees, Fernando Martinez,  Yankees, Melky Cabrera, Blue Jays, Everth Cabrera, Padres, Bartolo Colon,  Athletics, Nelson Cruz, Rangers, Yasmani Grandal, Padres, Jesus Montero,  Mariners, Jhonny Peralta, Tigers, Cesar Puello, Mets, Jordan Noberto, Fautino de  los Santos, (free agents).

 “As I have acknowledged in the past, I am not perfect,” Braun said. “I realize now that I have made some mistakes. 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. I am very grateful for the support I have received from players, ownership and the fans in Milwaukee and around the country. Finally, 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. I am glad to have this matter behind me once and for all, and I cannot wait to get back to the game I love.”

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