Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun has been suspended for the rest of the season by Major League Baseball (MLB), for violating the league’s Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program,MLB.com reports.
Braun will miss 65 regular-season games, and any potential post-season games. His suspension is without pay. He is the first in a potential group of baseball players to be banned because of their connection with a South Florida clinic accused of supplying performance-enhancing drugs to players, according to Bloomberg.
“We’ve scratched the tip of the iceberg,” MLB Network analyst Mitch Williams told Bloomberg. “There’s going to be a whole lot more suspensions after this.” Other players who might face suspensions include the New York Yankees’ Alex Rodriguez and the Texas Rangers’ Nelson Cruz, the article notes. About 20 players could eventually face suspension.
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