According to USA Today, Ryan Braun of the Milwaukee Brewers has been suspended for the rest of the season without pay. Commissioner Bud Selig said that the suspension was for "violations of the basic agreement and its joint drug prevention and treatment program and is effective immediately," according to USA Today.
Braun released the following statement, according to USA Today:
"As I have acknowledged in the past, I am not perfect." "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 has been a distraction to my teammates 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. Finally, I wish to apologize to anyone I may have disappointed – all of the baseball fans especially those in Milwaukee, the great Brewers organization, and my teammates. I am glad to have this matter behind me once and for all, and I cannot wait to get back to the game I love."
Braun's name first came up on ESPN's "Outside The Lines" with Alex Rodriguez and approximately 20 other players back on June 4th in connection to the Biogenesis lab in Miami. Rodriguez's fate is yet to be determined, as no specific timetable has been laid out as of yet, according to the New York Daily News.