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Ryan Braun's statement about winning appeal

Posted on: February 23, 2012 5:47 pm
 
By Matt Snyder

Brewers star left fielder and reining NL MVP Ryan Braun won his appeal against a failed drug test Thursday. In the aftermath of the decision, Braun released a statement.

Here is the entire statement, in full (again, everything that follows is from Braun himself):

"I am very pleased and relieved by today’s decision.

It is the first step in restoring my good name and reputation. We were able to get through this because I am innocent and the truth is on our side.

We provided complete cooperation throughout, despite the highly unusual circumstances.

I have been an open book, willing to share details from every aspect of my life as part of this investigation, because I have nothing to hide. I have passed over 25 drug tests in my career, including at least three in the past year.

I would like to thank my family and friends, my teammates, the Brewers organization led by Mark Attanasio, Doug Melvin, Gord Ash and Ron Roenicke, and other players around the league who have expressed their support and our great fans in Milwaukee and around the country who stuck by me and did not rush to judgment.

I'd also like to offer special thanks to Michael Weiner and the Players Association for believing in me since day one and to my attorneys.

I'd like to thank my agent Nez Balelo and Terry Prince of CAA Sports and Matthew Hiltzik of Hiltzik Strategies for all of their help and counsel through the process.

This is not just about one person, but about all current and future players, and thankfully, today the process worked.

Despite the challenges of this adversarial process, I do appreciate the professionalism demonstrated by the Panel Chair and the Office of the Commissioner. 

As I said before, I’ve always loved and had so much respect for the game of baseball.

Everything I’ve done in my career has been with that respect and appreciation in mind.

I look forward to finally being able to speak to the fans and the media on Friday and then returning the focus to baseball and working with my Brewers teammates on defending our National League Central title."

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Since: Apr 27, 2008
Posted on: February 24, 2012 3:03 pm
 

Ryan Braun's statement about winning appeal

After the report came out that he failed the test,he requested to be teated again.He passed that test.He is not a juicer.If you or anyone else thinks his name is marred and can not be repaired well then you really don't know what you are talking about.


Have you not been reading the comments that go along with these articles.  The majority of these fans think he cheated even after he tested negative on the second test and even after the ruling in his favor was handed down.  His name is marred and will always be marred.  Maybe not to you, maybe not to those who stuck by him through it all but to a lot of people he will be labled a user.  He may very well be innocent but we will probably never know (I tend to think he is but I'm a Brewers fan, I honestly don't know if I would feel the same way if a Yankees player went through the exact same thing) but even if he is that will not change the fact that a lot of people will think he cheated.  


Just read asheville steves post (not picking on you it just happened to be the last one I read.  I do agree that the only reason Braun won the appeal is because of the handling time but I don't agree that he is guilty of taking PEDs) did you see this line  Stop with that stupid arguement.  Braun got off on a shipping and handling technicality.  Simple as that.  The guy is guilty.  If that is not a guy with a marred name I don't know what is.



Since: Sep 27, 2006
Posted on: February 24, 2012 1:38 pm
 

Ryan Braun's statement about winning appeal

Where does it say you are a cheater, only if your numbers go way up?  Stop with that stupid arguement.  Braun got off on a shipping and handling technicality.  Simple as that.  The guy is guilty.  This opens doors to allow more guys to cheat and challenge.  This is terrible news for MLB and they know it.  It is also bad news for other sports.  This judge set a horrible president and he will be remembered as the person responsible for what happens next.  The only good thing that can come out of this is if the opposing fans get on this guy.  You know the homies will turn their cheek to this.  I'm not bashing Brewers fans.  It would happen in any home town city.  They will all just roll over and say Braun didn't do it and cheer on their little cheater.



Since: Jul 29, 2009
Posted on: February 24, 2012 1:34 pm
 

Ryan Braun's statement about winning appeal

So Brauny says he was " relieved" when informed of the decision. A natural reaction to pissing into a bottle. I undersatand the dude who administered the test kept the Hammer's urine in his frig over the weekend. Here's hoping the guy told his wife and kids to stay away from the apple juice for those few days.



Since: Dec 22, 2011
Posted on: February 24, 2012 12:44 pm
 

Ryan Braun's statement about winning appeal

So Braun has no spike in numbers? He must be onroids this whole time. I may be an idiot, but that guys a cheater! 


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Since: Feb 23, 2012
Posted on: February 24, 2012 12:21 pm
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Since: Dec 22, 2011
Posted on: February 24, 2012 11:07 am
 

Ryan Braun's statement about winning appeal

@ loilonstitch  DO YOU KNOW WHAT THE WORD  "DOUBT"&n
bsp;MEANS? HOW ABOUT "GULLABLE"?



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Since: Feb 23, 2012
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Since: Dec 22, 2011
Posted on: February 24, 2012 10:15 am
 

Ryan Braun's statement about winning appeal

@ilionstitch It only takes one Positive result to cast a doubt. Go Brewers! Hey, maybe I will see ya at a game sometime. Hold a sign up that says: "Hello, Im gullable!" I will find ya.
   


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