Major 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.
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