Matt Kemp Believes Ryan Braun Should Be Stripped of His MVP Award: MLB News at YouWager

Matt Kemp of the Los Angeles Dodgers is furious at Ryan Braun and believes he should be stripped of his MV Award.

As YouWager bettors might recall, Kemp finished runner-up to Braun in voting for the 2011 National League Most Valuable Player award.

Braun has been recently suspended due to a recent positive drug test. The 29 year-old Milwaukee Brewers player finished with 388 points and 20 first-place votes, to 332 and 10 for Kemp. The league tried to suspend Braun following a positive test that October for elevated testosterone, but the penalty was overturned by an arbitrator who ruled that the left-fielder’s urine sample was not handled properly.

Earlier this week Braun agreed to a 65-game suspension for unspecified violations of baseball’s drug rules and labor contract.

Kemp believes that Braun should lose the award and when asked about it he said: “I mean, yeah, I do,” pausing and adding, “I feel like it should be, but that’s not for me to decide, you know?”

The 28 year-old center fielder also added he wasn’t as comfortable as teammate Skip Schumaker in being openly critical. Schumaker stated that Braun should receive a lifetime ban, adding that he planned to take down an autographed Braun jersey hanging in his house.

Kemp did not play last nightfor the second straight game due to a sore left ankle. The Oklahoma native returned from the disabled list Sunday after an 11-game absence caused by a sore left shoulder.

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