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MLB Suspends Ryan Braun of Milwaukee Brewers for Rest of the Season

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NEW YORK (WGGB/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.

Commissioner Bud Selig said in a statement Monday afternoon that that Braun’s suspension was for “violations of the Basic Agreement and its Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program.”

The suspension takes effect immediately, and includes the 2013 postseason.

Braun is currently an outfielder for the Milwaukee Brewers.

In a separate statement, Braun says:

“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 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.”

Information from the Associated Press was used in this report.


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