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Ryan Braun Suspended For Rest Of Season

CICELY MITCHELL, CBS Houston
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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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