Pssst! Ryan (Braun), about that 2011 NL MVP?

(Benny Sieu/USA Today)

Major League Baseball just blew the lid off Ryan Braun’s season.

Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun has been suspended for the rest of the season by Major League Baseball for violations of the joint drug and treatment program.

For over a year Ryan Braun vehemently denied his involvement with any performance enhancing drugs. Today after being handed a season-ending suspension without pay, he’s seen the light.

Braun released a statement after word of his suspension: “As I have acknowledged in the past, I am not perfect. 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.”

Ryan Braun is the first active MVP to be suspended for violating baseball’s joint drug and treatment program policy. It’s evident Major League Baseball is in over it’s head with this issue. Is it time to open the door to possible research and explore the benefits of HGH?

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