Ryan Braun might want to consider taking up a hobby, because he's not going to be playing baseball for a loooong time!!
The Milwaukee Brewers outfielder has been suspended by the MLB for 65 games for multiple violations of the league's drug policy, meaning he'll miss the remainder of the season!
Ryan has denied using performance-enhancing drugs in the past, but now he's owning up to it and says he accepts his punishment.
He released a statement saying:
"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."
The slugger was first linked to PEDs back in 2011, which is the same year he won the National League MVP award.
It's great to see that Ryan fessed up about what he did and we're sure he's looking forward to putting this whole thing behind him, but baseball fans haven't been so easy to forgive in this so-called "steroid era."
Braun certainly has the skills to bounce back from this suspension, but we'll always have to wonder if he got that extra boost by cheating!
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