Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig said the Milwaukee outfielder will be suspended without pay for the remaining 60-odd games left in the season and a potential post-season run.
BREAKING: Ryan Braun suspended without pay for remainder of 2013 season for violations of Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program.— MLB (@MLB) July 22, 2013
Braun has admitted to using performance-enhancing drugs.
"I realize now that I have made some mistakes. I am willing to accept the consequences of those actions," Braun said in a statement. "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," he said.
Braun was failed a drug test in 2011, a season in which he was awarded the Most Valuable Player award, but successfully had the results thrown out on what was largely seen as a technicality.
The suspension is the first, and highest-profile, of what is expected to be a broad sweep of about 20 players accused of using performance-enhancing drugs supplied by Tony Bosch and the Biogenesis of America clinic in Miami.
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