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July 23, 2013 | By Dylan Hernandez
TORONTO - Matt Kemp used to refer to Ryan Braun as a friend. He often supported Braun when public opinion was against the Milwaukee Brewers outfielder, including when Braun's positive drug test was overturned on a technicality last year. Tuesday, Kemp said Braun should be stripped of the National League most-valuable-player award he won in 2011. Braun accepted a 65-game suspension on Monday for violating baseball's drug policy. "Do I feel like it should be stripped?" Kemp said.
July 27, 2013 | By Kevin Baxter
Players turn their backs on Braun Milwaukee Brewers slugger Ryan Braun is getting no love from his peers after agreeing last week to a season-ending 65-game suspension for using performance-enhancing drugs. Although none of Braun's teammates have criticized Braun publicly, several reporters who have been around the Brewers clubhouse say privately players have expressed satisfaction with the suspension. And the rest of the league is equally angry with the former National League most valuable player.
August 24, 2013
Reaction from current and former major leaguers to the statement Ryan Braun issued Thursday, in which he apologized for using performance-enhancing substances and for his previous denials: "So Braun has spent the last month writing an apology statement novel... " --Oakland Athletics pitcher Brett Anderson , on Twitter. "You can be upset, you can be angry, but if you want to move past it you have to be able to forgive. And that's where I'm at. " --Milwaukee Brewers pitcher and teammate John Axford , to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
July 22, 2013 | By Bill Shaikin
In the end, Ryan Braun cut himself a pretty good deal. So he's tainted now, as a baseball player who used performance-enhancing substances? He's been tainted for two years. Nothing new there. His thumb is injured. He's getting married in the fall. His team is done for the year. Now, so is he. On Monday, Braun accepted a 65-game suspension for multiple violations of baseball's drug policy. He can enjoy his honeymoon without worrying about an appeal hearing. He can start fresh next spring, and so can his Milwaukee Brewers.
May 26, 2012 | By Phil Rodgers
Ryan Braun's bizarre two-strike bunt attempt Tuesday came as the reigning  National League most valuable player is getting a reputation as a prima donna. He has complained so much about the odd shadows at Miller Park with the roof open for day games that the Brewers now partially close it, which causes its own problems. The Giants were furious the left side of the infield was bathed in sunshine during a game last week, when a ball third baseman Joaquin Arias didn't see off the bat almost hit him in the head.
July 23, 2013 | By Chuck Schilken
Last year Ryan Braun successfully appealed a 50-game suspension for violating the league's drug policy, then held a news conference that basically amounted to a victory speech. There will be no such speech this time around. Not after the Milwaukee Brewers slugger accepted a 65-game suspension Monday for multiple violations of baseball's drug policy. But take another look at that presser from last year, above. After what has recently come to light, how do you feel when you see Braun wag his finger and put his hand over his heart as he scolds Major League Baseball for putting him through such an ordeal?
February 24, 2012 | Wire reports
Saying "my name has been dragged through the mud," National League most valuable player Ryan Braun reported to spring training with the Milwaukee Brewers in Phoenix on Friday and declared he had been vindicated, a day after his 50-game suspension for a positive drug test was overturned by an arbitrator. Braun's teammates sat in the stands, in uniform, as he held a news conference on the field at the team's training complex. Braun said that, since what was supposed to be a confidential appeal was played out in public, "I've lived this nightmare every day for the last four months.
February 24, 2012 | By Melissa Rohlin
Ryan Braun held a news conference Friday, with his Milwaukee Brewers teammates in attendance, to discuss his  positive drug test in October. After the test results were revealed, he was dealt a 50-game suspension. He took his appeal to an arbitration panel in January and it was sustained Thursday, overruling the suspension. "My name has been dragged through the mud,” said Braun, the reigning National League MVP. “I've lived this nightmare every day for the last four months,” he said in Phoenix.
July 23, 2013 | By Paul Whitefield
I hate Ryan Braun. And I hate Lance Armstrong. Yes, it's because they're cheaters. Yes, it's because they've cast a pall over their sports, one of which -- baseball -- I happen to love. And yes, it's because I have two sons whom I've shared that love of baseball with, and now that's tarnished for all of us. But it's something more too. After all, sports is, sadly, rife with cheaters. Barry Bonds, Mark McGuire, Sammy Sosa and a cast of hundreds in baseball . Likewise in cycling: I mean, who isn't cheating in cycling?
July 22, 2013 | By Steve Dilbeck
It's Ryan Braun, cheater. Ryan Braun, disgraced. Pretty much Ryan Braun, liar. But it's still Ryan Braun, 2011 National League most valuable player. Nothing is going to change that, nor should it. That vote is history. It's in the books, and sorry Heisman committee, there is no changing it. There is no going back redoing a vote taken in 2011 because of evidence that emerged in 2013. Braun accepted a suspension Monday for the rest of the season for a violation of the baseball's drug policy, a violation left intentionally vague.
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