I am utterly disgusted with Ryan Braun. One lesson my pops always taught me was at anytime your past can catch up with you. Well today, Braun’s past caught up with him in a major way. MLB has suspended him for the rest of the 2013 season, which will cost him about $3.4 million dollars, for violating the leagues drug policy. The fact of him being suspended actually is not a big surprise, especially in baseball where it seems like players are caught cheating left and right. The big disappointment in this situation is the way this man carried on over the past 2 seasons after failing, and then being cleared in a previous drug test that was taken in 2011. Hit the jump for more.


According to ESPN:

Braun has been among the more than one dozen players under investigation for ties to Biogenesis, a closed anti-aging clinic in Florida linked with the distribution of performance-enhancing drugs. MLB officials have been interviewing players, who have been represented by the union and their own lawyers.

Braun himself released the following statement today:

As I have acknowledged in the past, I am not perfect,” Braun said in the statement. “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.”

So you realized now?? This man should be ashamed of himself if he has any sense of self-respect. In 2012 a positive test came back for him and he was about to be suspended for 50 games at the time. However, he appealed the outcome of the test and actually won his appeal, with most of the information pointing to a lab worker who may of accidentally tainted the test. Braun went on to bash that person and the clinic, and even mentioned possibly bringing a lawsuit. He dragged that innocent person through the mud in order to look more convincing. Now that he has been suspended for another test, it proves in my opinion that he got extremely lucky last year in that appeal. It also validates the lab worker who said many times he did nothing to Braun’s sample. He owes that lab worker, fans, and baseball as a whole much more than a lame apology. These are examples of why nobody believes baseball players are clean anymore. It gives players who try to play the game the honest way a bad name through no fault of their own. He does not deserve credit today for accepting the suspension. He knows there is way too much evidence to further try and contest it. Based on his past lies and defiance, if he thought there was a way to still get around it, he would not of accepted the suspension with such ease today. The only question now is which players will be named next as far as suspensions. I do applaud baseball for doing their best to clean up the sport.

Who remembers this bogus press conference from last year? Pretty funny to hear him talk like that now right?