Ryan Braun, National League MVP, Reportedly Tests Positive For Banned Substance
Reigning National League MVP Ryan Braun has reportedly tested positive for a banned substance and is appealing to Major League Baseball, according to reports.
ESPN cited two sources Saturday in first reporting the news, saying the 28-year-old Milwaukee Brewers star tested positive for elevated levels of testosterone.
A spokesman for Braun said in a statement that “there are highly unusual circumstances surrounding this case which will support Ryan’s complete innocence.”
“There was absolutely no intentional violation of the program,” Matthew Hiltzik said in a statement sent by the four-time All-Star left fielder’s representatives.
“Ryan has impeccable character and no previous history, unfortunately, because of the process we have to maintain confidentiality and are not able to discuss it any further.”
“we are confident that he will ultimately be exonerated.”
The case is still being appealed to an arbitrator under MLB’s drug program