Ryan Braun banned for PED

Famous people who have been banned: Braun, Gaga & more

  • Famous people banned: Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun will miss the final 65 games of the season without pay, costing him about $3 million.                                   


Who got banned:  Ryan Braun


Who did the banning:  Major League Baseball


Why: MLB has been trying to ban Braun for two years. In 2011, the Milwaukee Brewers slugger tested positive for performance-enhancing drugs but successfully fought any penalties by arguing that his urine sample hadn’t been handled properly. But this week, Braun agreed to MLB’s proposal that he sit out the rest of the Brewers’ remaining 65 games without pay, costing him roughly $3 million. Braun’s suspension comes as a result of his involvement in what’s now known as the Biogenesis scandal, named after the Florida clinic accused of distributing steroids to up to 20 baseball players, including Alex Rodriguez.


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