Last evening, news broke that suspended Milwaukee Brewers slugger, Ryan Braun, issued an admission of guilt and apology for his use of a banned substance during the 2011 season and deceitful actions afterward. The letter was humble and carefully worded, explaining that he used “products” for a short period of time that he shouldn’t have used in order to speed healing. The products contained synthetic testosterone, which helps in strength gain, muscle recovery and prevention of tissue breakdown.
When the substance was discovered during testing, he denied having used it. Curious, though, was the fact that an injury caused him to sit out on the All-Star game and yet he ended the season with a strong finish, leading the Brewers to the National League Central crown and winning the most valuable player award. (more…)