Well, here we again... the P.E.D. (performance enhancing drugs) witch hunt is back on, again involving our beloved Brewer Ryan Braun.
Yahoo! Sports had reported earlier yesterday that Braun's name appeared three times in the records of Biogenesis of America, but that no specific performance-enhancing drugs were listed next to his name.
The Miami New Times recently released Biogenesis documents that purportedly linked other players to doping buys from the clinic, including New York Yankees star Alex Rodriguez.
Braun tested positive during the 2011 postseason for elevated testosterone levels. However, he maintained his innocence and his 50-game suspension was overturned during spring training last year when an arbitrator ruled in his favor over chain of custody issues with the sample. Braun said he used Bosch as a consultant during that successful appeal.
Ryan has now said in a statement, that his only involvement with a Florida clinic being investigated by Major League Baseball was to use Anthony Bosch, the man who ran it, as a consultant on his drug suspension appeal last year.
My feeling is a few things... I'm sad that this happening again, because we're too easily affected by headlines! Most of the time people make their mind up off just one accusation, so this taints the name of a great player and guy!