Just after we posted an item on Von Miller, we have Ryan Braun. If you remember, Braun contested a previous positive test and, for the first time in Major League Baseball’s drug testing program, beat the program due to irregularities in the shipment of the sample.
Now, Braun is busted after getting mixed up in the Biogenesis scandal. Braun agreed to a season-ending, 65-game suspension. The suspension is without pay and will cost Braun $3M in salary. Braun acknowledges “mistakes”.
Seeing that Braun is really a second-time cheater, do we even know if he’s ever been clean? And what kind of baseball player is he without using PEDs? He’s not having an MVP season for sure, and even major league baseball players had suspicions of him cheating.
I think its interesting how the Brewers signed Braun to a huge contract and didn’t have room for Prince Fielder. By all accounts, Prince Fielder is just a big guy and he hasn’t been caught cheating yet. Would the Brewers have made this choice if they knew Braun was cheating?