Brewers' former left fielder Ryan Braun

Ryan Braun Wins Appeal – MLB Officials Upset at Ruling

After the word was leaked that Ryan Braun had tested positive for a substance banned in the Collective Bargaining Agreement’s drug policy, a 50-game suspension seemed all but imminent.  However, Braun appealed the positive test and attended a hearing before a three-man arbitration panel in New York on January 19th and 20th.  Attorney David Cornwell presented Braun’s case against the test result and suspension. Today it was announced by the MLB and the players’ union that Ryan Braun has indeed won his appeal, thereby averting the 50-game suspension.  The decision came just one day before Braun is expected to arrive at the Brewers’ spring training camp in Arizona. Someone familiar with the decision said the appeal went Braun’s […]