A-Rod could be next to go after Braun accepts 65-game ban for Biogenesis
ARLINGTON, TEXAS — Major League Baseball recorded its first victory in the Biogenesis investigation yesterday, and this was the equivalent of the Yankees blowing out the Red Sox on Opening Day: Ryan Braun, MLB’s longtime nemesis, agreed to be suspended for the duration of the 2013 season, effective immediately, for violating the game’s joint drug policy.
Braun, who defeated baseball last year in an appeal of a positive urine test, negotiated what amounts to a 65-game suspension — and the postseason, if the Brewers (41-57) make a miracle run into the playoffs — for his association with Biogenesis, the now-shuttered South Florida drug clinic, and its owner, Anthony Bosch, who has been helping MLB’s investigation.
Baseball’s evidence on beleaguered Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez’s involvement with Bosch and Biogenesis is said by sources to dwarf the information obtained on Braun.
“As I have acknowledged in the past, I am not perfect,” Braun said, in part, in a statement released by MLB. “I realize now that I have made some mistakes. I am willing to accept the consequences of those actions.”
Source: KEN DAVIDOFF, New York Post