If sports commentators are an accurate gauge, most people expected Ryan Braun to lose his appeal of a failed drug test. Not so.
Today, Major League Baseball announced that Braun won his appeal and would not face a 50-game suspension for failing a drug test amid his MVP season. JTA reports:
The decision, announced on Thursday, means that Braun, the reigning National League most valuable player and the first Jew to earn that distinction in nearly five decades, will avoid a 50-game suspension.
Braun’s suspension was overturned by an an arbitrator in what is believed to be the first time a baseball player has successfully challenged a drug-related grievance. No reasoning was given.
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