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Former MVP Ryan Braun suspended for rest of seasonSubmitted: 07/22/2013
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Former MVP Ryan Braun suspended for rest of season
NEW YORK - Former National League MVP Ryan Braun has been suspended without pay for the rest of the season and the postseason in what appears to be the first of a series of suspensions resulting from baseball's investigation of a Florida clinic accused of distributing performance-enhancing drugs.

MLB Commissioner Bud Selig announced the penalty Monday, citing Braun for multiple ``violations'' of baseball's drug program and labor contract. The Milwaukee Brewers star will miss at least 65 games.


In a statement, Braun indicated he has made some mistakes in the past and the Milwaukee outfielder says he's willing to accept the consequences of his actions.

Braun was among the players interviewed as part of baseball's investigation into Biogenesis, the closed Florida anti-aging clinic. The company was accused of distributing banned performance-enhancing drugs.

Braun was reportedly one of several players who refused to answer questions about their dealing with Biogenisis.

He also tested positive for an elevated testosterone level, and was dealt a 50-game suspension, but an arbitrator overturned it in 2012 before the suspension took effect.

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