Ryan Braun Suspended For Rest Of Season

CICELY MITCHELL, CBS Houston

Houston (CBS Houston) CBSSports.com is reporting that Milwaukee Brewers baseball player Ryan Braun has been suspended for the remainder of the season after admitting to using performance-enhancing drugs.

“Brewers slugger Ryan Braun has been suspended for the rest of the 2013 season without pay, effective immediately, MLB has announced. He admitted to using performance-enhancing drugs and violating the Joint Drug Agreement, though he did not give any specifics. The suspension is officially 65 games.,” reports the site.

Braun released a statement about his suspension Monday: “As I have acknowledged in the past, I am not perfect,” said Braun in a statement. “I realize now that I have made some mistakes. I am willing to accept the consequences of those actions. This situation has taken a toll on me and my entire family, and it is has been a distraction to my teammates and the Brewers organization. I am very grateful for the support I have received from players, ownership and the fans in Milwaukee and around the country. Finally, 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.”

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