Ryan Braun of the Milwaukee Brewers has performed a non-denial denial when he responded Monday to allegations of performance-enhancing substance use. Braun, who was named as an MVP in autumn of 2011 after the World Series, claimed in his statement that he never used any steroids in spite of accepting what essentially amounts to a ban from baseball.
The Twitterverse is, of course, abuzz as the baseball world makes their opinions known...
Ryan Braun is no better than Lance Armstrong. Deserves to be thought of same way. Willing to trample others to further his lies. #Disgrace
— Mike Greenberg (@Espngreeny) July 22, 2013
my 7yr old overheard #RyanBraun news & asked what he did wrong. I said "he cheated". She said, "he really shouldn't skip bases" 🙂
— Sage Steele (@sagesteele) July 22, 2013
Ryan Braun suspended by MLB for the remainder of the season.Unfortunately for Milwaukee fans,the rest of the team will remain in tact.
— Frank Caliendo (@FrankCaliendo) July 22, 2013
The executive director of the MLB Player's Association, Michael Weiner, released a press statement that reads: "I am deeply gratified to see Ryan taking this bold step. It vindicates the rights of all players under the Joint Drug Program. It is good for the game that Ryan will return soon to continue his great work both on and off the field."