Ryan Braun’s Steriod Suspension Overturned
Independent arbitrators have overturned Ryan Braun’s 50-game steroid suspension today by a vote of 2-1. Braun’s initial positive test was leaked just days after he took home the NL MVP. In 2011 Braun batted .332 with 33 home runs and 111 RBI, well as 109 runs scored and 33 stolen bases. Upon the story leaking Braun claimed “I am completely innocent. This is B.S.”
Braun’s overturned suspension is the first in Major League Baseball history. In response to the ruling the MLB offices released the following statement: “As a part of our drug testing program, the Commissioner’s Office and the Players Association agreed to a neutral third party review for instances that are under dispute. While we have always respected that process, Major League Baseball vehemently disagrees with the decision rendered today by arbitrator Shyam Das.” Braun is scheduled to report to Brewers’ camp in Arizona on Friday.