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ESPN report: Ryan Braun not cooperating with MLB investigation, will be suspended

Posted by: Michael Rand under Professional baseball Updated: July 9, 2013 - 5:42 PM

 

Remember that pesky Biogenesis investigation? Well, it doesn't sound like it's going away. In fact, it could soon be heating up. Per ESPN.com:

 

Ryan Braun, who has repeatedly denied using performance-enhancing drugs, refused to answer questions during a recent meeting with Major League Baseball about his connection to Tony Bosch and the Biogenesis clinic in Miami, sources told "Outside the Lines."

Commissioner Bud Selig's office is expected to suspend Braun and Alex Rodriguez, along with as many as 20 players sometime after next week's All-Star break, several sources told "Outside the Lines." As OTL reported, MLB started building cases against the players last month after Bosch agreed to cooperate with investigators.

The question is the length of the suspensions. Sources said the commissioner's office was considering 100-game bans for Braun and Rodriguez, the punishment for a second offense, even though neither player was previously suspended for violating MLB's drug policy.

The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel quoted an MLB official saying the ESPN report was premature, but there was no denial of it at the same time.

 

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