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February 16, 2013

Another Document Links Ryan Braun to PED Supplier: Former National League MVP Ryan Braun of the Milwaukee Brewers has been linked to a Florida clinic that provided performance-enhancing drugs to several Major League Baseball players. Braun, whose positive test for PEDs in October 2011 was thrown out by the league because of a procedural violation, is named on a list alongside the dollar amount $1,500 on a document from the Biogenesis clinic -- the second document from that company naming Braun. A source told ESPN that the list is players who owed money for receiving the drugs. There is "no other reason to be on that paper," the source said. Braun denies the allegations.

posted by rcade to baseball at 02:34 PM - 6 comments

Couldn't there be more than one Ryan Braun... And couldnt MLB stand for Marijuana Legistlation Block...

posted by Folkways at 02:40 PM on February 16

There's way too much smoke for there to be no fire at this point. Of course, I didn't buy his suspension being overturned in the first place.

posted by TheQatarian at 07:24 PM on February 16

Braun is really working the excuses. Plus it seems he wants us to believe he spent one hell of a lot of money on these companies for "consultant" services.

He'd better start paying for a lying consultant. His own lies are running thin.

posted by dyams at 07:46 PM on February 16

Plus it seems he wants us to believe he spent one hell of a lot of money on these companies for "consultant" services.

I just want to point out that spending a lot of money for consultant services is not unusual. Consulting (business or otherwise) is a lucrative business if you can find the right suckers to pay you for telling them what they want to hear.

Of course, I didn't buy his suspension being overturned in the first place.

His suspension wasn't overturned. He was never suspended. If the process was handled properly and the testing and review process remained confidential (instead of being leaked to the media by someone on the MLB side), then no one would have known that Braun didn't officially fail any drug tests.

posted by grum@work at 11:28 PM on February 16

I thought we were through the steroids era and the players who rose up post-Mitchell Report -- Braun was a rookie when it came out in 2007 -- would be cleaner and smarter than their predecessors. Guess not.

posted by rcade at 09:39 AM on February 17

As a Brewers fan, this is very disappointing. Hard to believe he's clean at this point, though it was hard to believe after the initial reports a couple years ago. Any other explanation is just really reaching at this point.

posted by evixir at 01:51 PM on February 18

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