Ryan Braun, Milwaukee Brewers Outfielder, Suspended Rest of Season

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Monday, 22 Jul 2013 06:27 PM

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Ryan Braun has been suspended for the rest of the season. The Milwaukee Brewers outfielder and former National League MVP was suspended for violations of Major League Baseball's drug program, Reuters reports.

Braun's suspension, which was announced in a statement by MLB on Monday, will keep him out of the final 65 games of the 2013 season and any potential playoff games.

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MLB did not specify why Braun had been suspended, though the 29-year-old is among at least 20 players in the league who have been implicated in the Biogenesis doping scandal which is being investigated by the commissioner's office.

"As I have acknowledged in the past, I am not perfect," Braun, the NL's most valuable player in 2011, said in a statement. "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 team mates 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."

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