According to an ESPN Outside The Lines report, National League MVP Ryan Braun has tested positive for a PED. Braun faces a 50 game suspension if his appeal does not overturn the ruling. Keep in mind, no appeal has ever been successful, largely because intent is irrelevant. Even if the player unknowingly uses steroids, he is still responsible.
In the breaking news article, investigative journalists Mark Fainaru-Wada and T.J. Quinn, report that after the news about Alex Rodriguez came out Braun said:
“… The best thing he can do is come out, admit to everything and be completely honest. The situation will die a lot faster if he tells the whole truth.”
Well, Braun, tell the truth…did you do steroids?