MLB suspends Ryan Braun for the rest of the season, is A-Rod next?

Ryan+BraunMajor League Baseball has suspended Milwaukee Brewers slugger Ryan Braun for the rest of the season for his part in the Biogenesis scandal, according to Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel. Braun will not appeal the sentence and has admitted using PED’s.

“I realize now that I have made some mistakes. I am willing to accept the consequences of those actions. I wish to apologize to … all of the baseball fans especially those in Milwaukee, the great Brewers organization, and my teammates.”

Holy shit! I don’t think anybody saw that one coming. MLB nailed Braun, gave him a 65-game suspension, and he admitted to it. Now the next question is who’s next? Will it be Alex Rodriguez and how soon?

Will A-Rod, like Braun, admit to using steroids this entire time? Will he get just 65 games? And if he doesn’t admit using and just accept a suspension now, will they try to hit him with a much larger punishment?

I get the feeling that A-Rod is not going to accept responsibility the way Braun has because if he was willing to do that it seems like the two would have been suspended at the same time. I also get the feeling that A-Rod’s recent quad injury may not be real. Perhaps he and/or the Yankees realized that a suspension was imminent and faked the injury to keep him from returning for just a few games before being hit with a suspension.

Photo credit: (June 9, 2013 – Source: Marc Serota/Getty Images North America).

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6 Responses to MLB suspends Ryan Braun for the rest of the season, is A-Rod next?

  1. Patrick says:

    It's not that shocking because Weiner came out the other day and said if there is tremendous evidence against players, the MLBPA wouldn't fight it. The Daily News a few weeks ago also said that some players were looking to make deals. I'm more shocked that it was only 65 games. He got off easy. MLB, to me, comes off as a joke in this in some ways.

  2. jfs says:

    and thus attendance at brewers games dropped 50% and tv ratings plummeted beyond whatever they may save in salary

  3. Tanned Tom says:

    What I've read is that MLB has a list and is going in order. Braun is/was first on that list and A-Roid is last. A lot of people have been stubbornly saying that MLB could not go above 50 games as a suspension, which of course is not true. At least today's action should put that mistaken notion to rest.
    What really needs to happen with Braun is to strip him of his MVP award. And to delete steroid users from the record book. I think Chris Davis is absolutely right when he says the record he's chasing is Maris' 61. This Yankee fan hopes he makes it, and we can have the new leaf we need in this sport.

  4. Michael R says:

    Maris is still the home run king in my book.

  5. Kirk says:

    Please suspend A-Rod now! Stop all the talk about this LOSER!

  6. Patrick says:

    your article was an eye opener

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