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Suspended Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun admitted on Thursday to taking performance enhancing drugs during his 2011 NL MVP season and apologized for using them.
Braun was suspended 65 games by Major League Baseball on July 22 for his connection to Biogenesis, an anti-aging clinic based out of Miami. He had also tested positive for elevated testosterone in October 2011, but the suspension was...Read more »
"60 Minutes" is reporting Friday that members of Alex Rodriguez's "inner circle" leaked documents implicating Milwaukee’s Ryan Braun and Yankees catcher Francisco Cervelli in the Biogenesis performance-enhancing drugs investigation.
The people involved reportedly gave the documents to Yahoo! Sports shortly after the Biogenesis scandal broke in late January. Braun and Cervelli...Read more »
All-Stars Nelson Cruz and Jhonny Peralta each agreed to 50-game suspensions this week in connection with the Biogenesis scandal. Their teams are vying for playoff spots and the loss of Cruz, who had 27 home runs for the Rangers, and Peralta, who had an .822 on-base plus slugging percentage for the Tigers, appears to be a setback.
But missing Cruz and Peralta could actually be a boon to their...Read more »
Major League Baseball suspended Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez 211 games and handed out 50-game suspensions to 12 other baseball players Monday afternoon. Needless to say, there was no shortage of reaction on Twitter.
Check out some of the top Twitter reactions to the suspensions from baseball players past and present. We'll be updating this post as more athletes speak out. (Newsday...Read more »
A new Marist Poll released Tuesday by the Marist College Center for Sports Communication found that 61 percent of baseball fans believe it is wrong to suspend a player without knowledge of a positive test for PEDs, even if they are linked to Biogenesis.
On the other hand 28 percent think players should be suspended while 11 percent are unsure.
The same poll showed that 78 percent of...Read more »