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MLBPA chief: Avoid 'rush to judgment' on NL MVP Braun

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NL MVP Ryan Braun faces a 50-game suspension if a positive PED test is upheld. (AP)  
NL MVP Ryan Braun faces a 50-game suspension if a positive PED test is upheld. (AP)  

NEW YORK -- Baseball's union head says people should wait for all the facts before making conclusions about NL MVP Ryan Braun.

The Milwaukee Brewers' star tested positive for a performance-enhancing substance and is appealing to an arbitrator. The case is not likely to be determined until next month at the earliest. If the positive test is upheld, Braun would face a 50-game suspension as a first offender.

Players association leader Michael Weiner says in a statement Tuesday that the drug agreement is designed to protect a player from "a rush to judgment." He adds that "fairness dictates that Ryan Braun be treated no differently."

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