Baseball MVP Wins Doping Appeal

Ryan Braun challenged results of drug test, and won
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 23, 2012 6:20 PM CST
Milwaukee Brewers' Ryan Braun in a file photo.   (AP Photo/Jeff Hanisch,File)
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(Newser) – Big baseball news today: National League MVP Ryan Braun successfully appealed a 50-day suspension after arguing that his drug test got botched, notes Bleacher Report, which rounds up coverage. The Milwaukee Brewers star was to sit out the first part of next season, but he convinced a three-member panel that his sample had been tainted by improper handling. He's the first player to win such an appeal, suggesting that baseball's drug-testing procedures are far from foolproof.

"Make no mistake about it, this is a hugely important turn of events, for Braun, the Millwaukee Brewers, and for Major League Baseball," writes Zachary D. Rymer. Click for more. (Read more Ryan Braun stories.)

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