Just do things the right way

MLB players lash out at Ryan Braun over doping suspension

THE SKINNY: In 2007, Vick, a quarterback for the Atlanta Falcons at the time, agreed to a plea bargain stemming from felony charges for operating an interstate dog fighting ring. He served less than two years in prison. The NBA suspended Arenas indefinitely without pay for the incident. He’s since been reinstated.

HE SAID IT: “I feel very badly that my actions have caused the NBA to suspend me, but I understand why the league took this action. I put the NBA in a negative light and let down my teammates and our fans. distance runner Suzy Favor Hamilton fell in embarrassing fashion during her final race at the 2000 Sydney Olympics.

SHE SAID IT: “I cannot emphasize enough how sorry I am to anyone I have hurt as a result of my actions and greatly appreciate the support from family and those closest to me,” she said. “I fully intend to make amends and get back to being a good mother, wife, daughter, and friend.”

Ryan Braun

THE SKINNY: Major League Baseball has suspended former National League most valuable player for the remainder of the 2013 season for his association with Biogenesis, the now shut Florida anti aging clinic.

HE SAID IT: “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.”

Reaction to Ryan Braun suspension from fellow players was swift and scathing after the former National League MVP agreed to a ban for the rest of the 2013 season for a drug violation.

Braun, who on Monday became the first player to fall as part of Major League Baseball latest drug investigation, will miss the final 65 games of the 162 game regular season and any potential playoff action. Wilson, the Los Angeles Angels player representative to the major league, told reporters.

what it really boils down to. They lying to the fans, they lying to their teammates, they lying to the (general manager), the owner, and they going to get caught. decided not to challenge the punishment that abruptly ended his 2013 season on Monday after MLB investigators probing the alleged dispersal of performance enhancing drugs by a now shut Florida anti aging clinic presented their evidence to him.

No explanation or detail of Braun doping violation have yet been released, but more bans are expected as over a dozen players have been implicated in the Biogenesis scandal.

Los Angeles Dodgers utility man Skip Schumaker took the Braun admission personally and said the game of baseball needs to be free of doping.

have an autographed Braun jersey in my baseball room that I be taking down, said Schumaker. don want my son associating that with what I worked so hard to do to get to here, and have him compare Braun to me.

them all. We need to get it out of baseball. York Yankees manager Joe Girardi said he was fed up with doping scandals tarnishing the game.

tired of steroids. I tired of that. Just do things the right way, bottom line, he told reporters. a lot of guys that are doing it the right way and I respect those guys.

just another black eye for our game. FORWARD while losing his most productive player, Brewers general manager Doug Melvin felt a sense of relief.

## ## can move forward starting tonight, Melvin said on Monday. have someone else here (to take Braun roster spot) and we try to win as many games as we can. Brewers fell to 41 57 with Monday 5 3 loss to the San Diego Padres and are in last place in the National League Central, 19 games behind the division leading St. Louis Cardinals.

Brewers principal owner Mark Attanasio, who still owes Braun more than $120 million over the remainder of a contract that runs through 2020, said he was disappointed in Braun.

clear that Ryan used bad judgment, but we accept his apology and believe that he should be given the opportunity to redeem himself, the owner said about Braun, who will forfeit nearly $3.5 million of salary during his unpaid suspension.

Braun addressed his teammates prior to Monday game and Brewers players stood by the banned outfielder.

said all along he doesn need that stuff to perform, Brewers catcher Jonathan Lucroy said. don know why he ever took it.

people make a mistake it tough to forgive them, but I think it a bigger person who will forgive them than who will sit there and wear him out, hold a grudge against him. tried to find a positive spin.

message to me is, and I think it a great message to kids, is if you cheat, if you lie, you eventually gonna get caught, he said.

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