Ryan Braun Reportedly Not Cooperating, Expected to Be Suspended

By Paul Seaver

On Tuesday afternoon, a report from ESPN’s Outside the Lines, cited sources that stated that Milwaukee Brewers star left fielder Ryan Braun is not cooperating with the ongoing PED investigation related to Tony Bosch and a Biogenesis clinic in Miami.

According to the report, Braun could very well be facing a suspension for not cooperating and that action from Major League Baseball could come after the All Star break. In addition, Braun, along with New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez and 20 other MLB players could be facing a ban around that time.

There is no timetable as of right now and it remains to be clear who will be suspended and for how long, but there are rumblings that Braun could be facing a 100 game ban from baseball, which would be the punishment for a second time offense, although he has never been suspended by the MLB in the past. The reasoning behind this thought process is that Braun could be simply lying about his use and that would suggest that the MLB has enough evidence to uphold a 100 game suspension.

The sources cited in the OTL report will not go into details regarding the evidence that Bosch turned over, but text, phone, e-mail and other records are expected to be included.


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