Posted January 23, 2012

Dan Patrick: Ryan Braun May Be Exonerated

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Dan Patrick cited a source on his radio show today that indicated embattled Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun may be found innocent in his drug suspension appeal, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

“Ryan Braun may be exonerated here,” Patrick said on his radio show, as transcribed by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. “He may be found innocent. And judging from all of the information I was told, there’s a good chance that he should be.”

“The bigger issue here is the testing and was Ryan Braun a victim of the testing by Major League Baseball,” Patrick continued. “Let’s see how this plays out… The feeling I got (Sunday) from somebody involved in the process in this, it’s not as cut and dried as people would think. And Ryan Braun may be an innocent man.”

Braun, 28, tested positive for a banned substance in October and faces a 50 game suspension for violating MLB joint drug prevention and treatment program. Braun has appealed the charges.

In 2011 Braun was named the National League Most Valuable Player after hitting .332/.397/.597 with 33 home runs and 111 RBI.