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Ryan Braun is keeping quiet until he is “legally allowed” to speak. Braun has been the center of attention in the world of Major League Baseball this week.
On July 22, Major League Baseball announced that Braun will be suspended for the rest of this season for his involvement with Biogenesis, the now-closed company that is being accused of supplying players with banned substances.
Braun is one of several players who are being linked to this growing scandal. Alex Rodriguez of the New York Yankees and Melky Cabrera of the Detroit Tigers are other notable names also involved in the drug scandal.
Braun has been in contact with the owner of the Milwaukee Brewers, Mark Attanasio, and he has apologized several times, MLBreports.
Attanasio stated that he has accepted Braun’s apology, and he is willing to help Braun repair his damaged image in the media throughout the upcoming months. Braun has only made one statement to the media after his suspension was announced on Monday, saying that he is going to “keep quiet” until he feels that he is able to speak about the situation in depth.
Braun has left his teammates and general manger in a very tough position because they are unsure how to answer questions about Braun’s situation. They are not sure what exactly he was accused of taking and other specific details relating to the incidents.
"I know it was difficult for everybody, but I was not, and still am not, legally allowed to say anything yet," Braun told MLB.com.
"As I have acknowledged in the past, I am not perfect. I realize now that I have made some mistakes. I am willing to accept the consequences of those actions. This situation has taken a toll on me and my entire family, and it has been a distraction to my teammates and the Brewers organization. I am very grateful for the support I have received from players, ownership and the fans in Milwaukee and around the country,” Braun said in a statement, CBS Sports reports.
"Finally, I wish to apologize to anyone I may have disappointed -- all of the baseball fans especially those in Milwaukee, the great Brewers organization, and my teammates. I am glad to have this matter behind me once and for all, and I cannot wait to get back to the game I love," the statement continues.
Braun can now only accept that the 2013 season is over for him and must now focus on getting ready for the 2014 MLB season.
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