Braun Suspension Overturned

Discussion in 'Los Angeles DODGERS' started by irish, Feb 23, 2012.

  1. irish

    irish DSP Staff Member Administrator

    Joined:
    Nov 2011
    Messages:
    53,168
    Likes Received:
    40,719
    Trophy Points:
    278
    Braun's suspension overturned

    NEW YORK (AP) -- National League MVP Ryan Braun's 50-game suspension was overturned Thursday by baseball arbitrator Shyam Das, the first time a baseball player successfully challenged a drug-related penalty in a grievance.

    The decision was announced Thursday by the Major League Baseball Players Association, one day before the 28-year-old outfielder was due to report to spring training with the Milwaukee Brewers.

    Braun tested positive in October for elevated testosterone, and ESPN revealed the positive test in December.

    "I am very pleased and relieved by today's decision," Braun said in a statement. "It is the first step in restoring my good name and reputation. We were able to get through this because I am innocent and the truth is on our side.

    "We provided complete cooperation throughout, despite the highly unusual circumstances. I have been an open book, willing to share details from every aspect of my life as part of this investigation, because I have nothing to hide. I have passed over 25 drug tests in my career, including at least three in the past year."

    No reasoning was given for Thursday's decision.

    "Today the arbitration panel announced its decision, by a 2-1 vote, to sustain Ryan Braun's grievance challenging his 50-game suspension by the commissioner's office," a statement from the players' association said.

    MLB executive vice president Rob Manfred and union head Michael Weiner are part of the arbitration panel, and management and the union almost always split their votes, leaving Das, the independent panel member, to make the decision.

    Manfred said management disagreed with the decision by Das. It is the first time a drug suspension has been overturned in a grievance, baseball officials said.

    "It has always been Major League Baseball's position that no matter who tests positive, we will exhaust all avenues in pursuit of the appropriate discipline. We have been true to that position in every instance, because baseball fans deserve nothing less," Manfred said. "As a part of our drug testing program, the commissioner's office and the players' association agreed to a neutral third party review for instances that are under dispute. While we have always respected that process, Major League Baseball vehemently disagrees with the decision rendered today by arbitrator Shyam Das."

    Braun hit .312 with 33 homers and 111 RBIs last year and led Milwaukee to the NL championship series, where the Brewers lost to the eventual World Series champion St. Louis Cardinals. The Brewers are counting on his offense following the departure of Prince Fielder, who became a free agent and signed with the Detroit Tigers.

    Braun already was signed through 2015 when the Brewers gave him a new deal running through 2020 that added $105 million and guaranteed him a total of $145.5 million over a decade.

    Copyright 2012 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.
     
  2. irish

    irish DSP Staff Member Administrator

    Joined:
    Nov 2011
    Messages:
    53,168
    Likes Received:
    40,719
    Trophy Points:
    278
    no suspension
    but nowhere does it say he didn't do it
    imo, he's still guilty until we hear otherwise
     
    BigDaddyKaine likes this.
  3. THINKBLUE

    THINKBLUE DSP Gigolo

    Joined:
    Nov 2011
    Messages:
    41,865
    Likes Received:
    24,551
    Trophy Points:
    228
    So fucking stupid. MLB has a zero tolerance policy and a 3rd party comes and overturns it. Not cool. Rules are rules.
     
  4. IBleedBlue15

    IBleedBlue15 DSP Stud

    Joined:
    Nov 2011
    Messages:
    16,150
    Likes Received:
    5,815
    Trophy Points:
    198
    I heard he got a congratualtory phone call from Casey Anthony following the announcement.
     
  5. TuborgP

    TuborgP DSP Legend

    Joined:
    Nov 2011
    Messages:
    3,487
    Likes Received:
    687
    Trophy Points:
    153
    This along with the screwed up Dodger sale process is not making Bud smile!
     
  6. Bluezoo

    Bluezoo Among the Pantheon

    Joined:
    Nov 2011
    Messages:
    27,400
    Likes Received:
    21,604
    Trophy Points:
    228
    Are you fucking serious? This is unbelievable...athletes can do anything.
    OJ, Ray Lewis, etc., etc., etc.
    Shouldn't really be that surprised, actually.
    I'm truly comforted though, knowing the worst crime ever perpertrated by an athlete is still being punished as we speak...er, read.
    That despicable villain Pete Rose sure didn't beat anything...
     
  7. Blue Thunder

    Blue Thunder DSP Regular

    Joined:
    Feb 2012
    Messages:
    393
    Likes Received:
    488
    Trophy Points:
    103
  8. VRP

    VRP DSP Legend

    Joined:
    Nov 2011
    Messages:
    14,824
    Likes Received:
    9,005
    Trophy Points:
    198
    Don't be mad at the MLB here, be mad at the idiot who left the sample in his fridge
     
  9. rube

    rube DSP Legend Staff Member Administrator

    Joined:
    Nov 2011
    Messages:
    15,460
    Likes Received:
    8,213
    Trophy Points:
    198
    of course it is
    you think bud wants braun suspended?
    no way
     
    BigDaddyKaine likes this.
  10. THINKBLUE

    THINKBLUE DSP Gigolo

    Joined:
    Nov 2011
    Messages:
    41,865
    Likes Received:
    24,551
    Trophy Points:
    228
    what
     
  11. VRP

    VRP DSP Legend

    Joined:
    Nov 2011
    Messages:
    14,824
    Likes Received:
    9,005
    Trophy Points:
    198
    Bud voted yes, so umm, yeah I do think he wants him suspended.
     
  12. rube

    rube DSP Legend Staff Member Administrator

    Joined:
    Nov 2011
    Messages:
    15,460
    Likes Received:
    8,213
    Trophy Points:
    198
    when a vote is meaningless (the outcome already predetermined) individual votes are meaningless
    so the person who must vote or support something has the benefit of being on whatever side of the fence best suits him at that particular moment
    for whatever reason, and PR is a heluva reason at this level
    this has also leeched into how our government operates, that is why they are unable to speak the truth
    they are conditioned to say, act, and live a lie so much for personal gain that eventually it no longer is a lie
    its their life

    bud selig has been forced to implement an anti doping system, he does not want to stop steroids but was forced to because of public relations
    bud selig has been forced to hand the brewers to his daughter, he didnt want to do that but he was forced to because of conflict of interest
    bud selig has been forced to call for brewer ryan brauns suspension, he didnt want to but he was forced to because of the anti doping system

    is the picture becoming clearer or do we need to add some color?
    there is always a little color involved in every picture ;)
     
    BigDaddyKaine likes this.
  13. VRP

    VRP DSP Legend

    Joined:
    Nov 2011
    Messages:
    14,824
    Likes Received:
    9,005
    Trophy Points:
    198
    Oh god. I'm not getting into conspiracy shit with you, the MLB voted against the appeal, and issued a statement disagreeing with the decision. If you want to believe that go ahead, but the overwhelming evidence is that they wanted to uphold the suspension.
     
    GoatMilk and TuborgP like this.
  14. TuborgP

    TuborgP DSP Legend

    Joined:
    Nov 2011
    Messages:
    3,487
    Likes Received:
    687
    Trophy Points:
    153
    Yeah this opens a can of worms for them.
     
  15. blueplatespecial

    blueplatespecial DSP Legend

    Joined:
    Nov 2011
    Messages:
    3,960
    Likes Received:
    1,164
    Trophy Points:
    153
    Now the stage is officially set for Manny's return.
     
  16. LAdiablo

    LAdiablo descarado

    Joined:
    Nov 2011
    Messages:
    29,891
    Likes Received:
    24,994
    Trophy Points:
    1,253
    braun clearly sitting in a convenient chair of privilege. this could never happen in the real world.
     
    Rube likes this.
  17. N.Z

    N.Z DSP Legend

    Joined:
    Nov 2011
    Messages:
    7,109
    Likes Received:
    6,719
    Trophy Points:
    173
    OJ says hi lol.

    Fucking bullshit, makes a joke of the system.
     
  18. bestlakersfan

    bestlakersfan DSP Legend

    Joined:
    Nov 2011
    Messages:
    5,230
    Likes Received:
    2,207
    Trophy Points:
    173
    Who's is down to go to either the May 29th or May 31st game against the Brewers, sit in the LF pavilion and take shit the whole time to Braun? No joke, who is down?
     
  19. doyerfan

    doyerfan MODERATOR Staff Member Moderator

    Joined:
    Nov 2011
    Messages:
    26,713
    Likes Received:
    13,016
    Trophy Points:
    228
    I'm down but more just to watch a game with you guys rather than yell at him ... if we're gonna yell at him i dont wanna tell him shit about mvp or possible roids or wtv but more about him having crazy eyes and ugly hair
     
  20. bestlakersfan

    bestlakersfan DSP Legend

    Joined:
    Nov 2011
    Messages:
    5,230
    Likes Received:
    2,207
    Trophy Points:
    173
    All good, yelling at him is the goal and the other is having our first DSP game in 3 years. Let's lock it up. List of those in:

    BLF
    doyer

    Add on....
     

Share This Page