Brewers’ Braun suspended for the rest of the season

Paxton Delany Contributor
Font Size:

Milwakee Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun has been suspended for the rest of the season due to his involvement with Biogenesis, the Florida clinic that has reportedly provided performance enhancing drugs to baseball stars since 2009.

Braun failed a drug test in 2011 but avoided suspension after he appealed, claiming “mishandling” of his samples.

Braun released the following statement:

“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.”

But what everyone really wants to know is whether Braun will apologize to the collector who “mishandled” his sample. Braun was the first pro ball player to successfully “beat” the PEDs allegations, and Major League Baseball fired the collector.

According to Twitter, many have tweeted out their concerns on this topic.

Buster Olney @Buster_ESPN Hopefully, Ryan Braun has reached out to collector Dino Laurenzi, Jr. and offered his apology for how he cast doubt re Laurenzi’s integrity.
Andrew Brandt@adbrandt Sounds like Braun is showing humility not present in 2012. Maybe he’ll send a good word to the thrashed collector. Dare to dream…
SportsCenter@SportsCenter BREAKING: MLB announces Ryan Braun is suspended without pay for remainder of 2013 season.
mark schlereth @SportsCenter I would like to see Ryan Braun apologize to the specimen collector whose name he ruined last year!!


No doubt the collector would be happy to get his job back as well as an apology.