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Former Hurricane Ryan Braun becomes first player tied to Biogenesis to be suspended by MLB

Former University of Miami Hurricane Ryan Braun, who won the National League MVP award in 2011 and defended himself vehemently when accused of using performance enhancing drugs, was suspended without pay for the remainder of the season by Major League Baseball Monday after shifting course and acknowledging he broke baseball's rules regarding its joint drug prevention and treatment program.

“As I have acknowledged in the past, I am not perfect," Braun said in a statement released by MLB. "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 is 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.”

Braun, 29, is the first player linked to Biogenesis -- Tony Bosch's Coral Gables-based anti-aging clinic that allegedly supplied PEDs to roughly 20  baseball players -- to be suspended by baseball.

Last week at the All-Star Game in New York, union executive director Michael Weiner said he expected MLB — which has built its case on phone records, receipts and other information provided by Bosch - to present its findings to the players association “within the next month” and for disciplinary action and appeals to likely remain unresolved until the winter.

But Braun, who successfully appealed a 50-game suspension from baseball last season after a positive test for testosterone, apparently sped the process up after he met with MLB investigators recently and decided to admit he broke rules. He will miss the Brewers final 65 games this season. Milwaukee just swept the Marlins over the weekend.

“We commend Ryan Braun for taking responsibility for his past actions,” said Rob Manfred, Executive Vice President, Economics and League Affairs for Major League Baseball. “We all agree that it is in the best interests of the game to resolve this matter. When Ryan returns, we look forward to him making positive contributions to Major League Baseball, both on and off the field."

UM baseball coach Jim Morris, reached by phone after learning of the news, declined comment. 

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BuH BYE BRAuN u cheating FRAuD !!!

A-FRAuD is next and then DuH u's Baseball strength n conditioning Bosch PED candyman doling out to the Football n Baseball teams...

NCAA decision delayed... LOTS more to see here.


Corn Elder should be a mini version of Duke Johnson. He should play RB

Posted by: Ba Smith | July 22, 2013 at 04:11 PM

a mini-version of a situational mini-back ? Great, whose 3rd. string ? Mighty Mouse ?


So a bunch of zit faced, never played the game nobodies with hand held mini-tape recorders predicts u as the winner of the Coastal Division by default huh ? So why even play the Season now since it's a sure thing? u know, it might mean something if there was an actual team in the acc-coastal that was even ranked.

get those acc-coastal division and acc runnerup ring designs ready corch golden... and I bet if u happened to stumble uR way into second in the acc, they'll hand out tin-rings to the players as some sort of big deal being a barely Top-35 team overall.


GPD drops charges against GATOR Antonio Morrison... Police dog racially profiled the fine young African American and Police officer must appogize to him personally.

Starting MLB Sept. 7th. # 3 MORRISON

Posted by: u cheat | July 22, 2013 at 06:30 PM

"Hill is one of four players -- Brandon Spikes, Joe Haden and Jermaine Cunningham are the others -- from Florida’s 2008 BCS National Championship team to be suspended by the NFL for (allegedly) using performance-enhancing drugs."
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I think UF already has the market cornered on cheating..

I hate cheaters....I don't care if he played for Our U....he should be banned from baseball....he should also be banned from ever stepping foot on the UM campus ever again....YOU STINKY LITTLE EMBARRASING CANE!!!!!!!

First four comments from Gator trolls, full of misspellings, lies, and misinformation, yet they whine when a Cane fan posts FACTS in Gator Clause. What hypocrites.

@ Cane I Cali - weren't those three guys busted for using adderol (sp?)?

Shooting up test to run faster and hit harder is a little bit different than taking something for ADD.

Is UM going to change the name of their baseball field anticipating the A Rod PED suspension?
Just like they had to change the name of that student lounge after the Shapiro bust.
Shalala is such a great fundraiser she doesn't care where the money comes from or how tainted it is.
Just put on a stupid grin, take a pic holding the big check, you can always change the name later, just keep the cash, sweet!

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