With rumors swirling around the names dropped in the Biogenesis investigation, many have wondered who woul be the first player to be suspended. Today we have that answer. Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun has been suspended for the rest of the 2013 season. If you remember, he was in a similar situation towards the end of 2011 but got off on a technicality. He released a statement that reads like he reached a plea deal:
“As I have acknowledged in the past, I am not perfect. 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.”
No urine transporters to blame this time, huh Ryan?