Back in July Ryan Braun acknowledged he made “mistakes,” and now has admitted taking performance-enhancing drugs during his NL MVP season of 2011.
The 29 year-old tested positive for elevated testosterone in October 2011, but his 50-game suspension was overturned when an arbitrator ruled that the urine sample was not handled properly, according to what YouWager experts learned.
Braun took full responsibility for his actions and apologized to the collector of the urine sample, teammates and Commissioner Bud Selig and many others, the statement still leaves many question marks.
Some of these concerns include: Who gave Braun the PEDs and where did they come from? What was the exact substance in the products? Did the third baseman know the cream and lozenge were tainted at the time he took them?
In July Braun accepted a 65-game suspension resulting from MLB’s investigation of the now-closed Biogenesis of America anti-aging clinic, which was accused of providing banned substances to players..
The Los Angeles native was the first of 14 players disciplined in 2013 as a result of the Biogenesis probe. Twelve accepted 50-game penalties, including a trio of All-Stars: Texas Rangers outfielder Nelson Cruz, Detroit Tigers shortstop Jhonny Peralta and San Diego Padres shortstop Everth Cabrera.
New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez is appealing his 211-game penalty, evaluated for violations of the drug program and labor contract.