MLB suspends Braun for rest of season

By: WEAU 13 News Staff Email
By: WEAU 13 News Staff Email

NEW YORK (WEAU) – Major League Baseball has suspended Brewers left fielder Ryan Braun for the remainder of the 2013 season.

MLB announced the suspension on Monday. It says via Twitter that the suspension is without pay, and that it is for violations of the Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program.

On the MLB Twitter page, Braun is quoted as saying “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.”

Braun was the 2011 National League Most Valuable Player.
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NEW YORK (AP) -- Former National League MVP Ryan Braun has been suspended without pay for the rest of the season and the postseason in what appears to be the first of a series of suspensions resulting from baseball's investigation of a Florida clinic accused of distributing performance-enhancing drugs.

MLB Commissioner Bud Selig announced the penalty Monday, citing Braun for multiple "violations" of baseball's drug program and labor contract. The Milwaukee Brewers star will miss at least 65 games.


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