The season suspension of Milwaukee Brewers‘ outfielder Ryan Braun is just the beginning for the MLB. The 65-game ban announced Monday by Major League Baseball seems to be the first in the punishments handed out to players involved in the Biogenesis scandal –though the MLB didn’t directly speak on it.
Braun seems to take his punishment in stride, not exactly admitting using PED’s, but sort of eluding to it:
“As I have acknowledged in the past, I am not perfect,” Braun said in a statement released by MLB that did not specifically mention Biogenesis. “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.”
More than 80 players’ names appear in the Biogenesis documents and Alex Rodriguez, Bartolo Colon, Nelson Cruz and Melky Cabrera are among the 20 players expected to be given punishments. The MLB hasn’t given any specific information on when the next wave of suspensions will be given or to whom they’ll be given, but it’s certain the MLB feels confident in the information gathered in their investigation. In the meantime ailing union chief Michael Weiner is battling the effects of inoperable brain cancer while trying to battle the MLB over the Biogenesis investigation.
It’s my hope that this matter gets resolved quickly. It seems the more the MLB tries to get a handle on PED use, the more uncontrolled it becomes.
At this rate, there won’t be any players going into the MLB Hall of Fame. We’re on stand-by to see who the ax comes down on next.
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