braunIt appears that the hammer is beginning to fall.  Ryan Braun of the Milwaukee Brewers has just been suspended for rest of season for violating the MLB’s drug agreement and admitting to using performance-enhancing drugs.   MLB commissioner Bud Selig made the announcement Monday afternoon.

Braun responded with the following:

“As I have acknowledged in the past, I am not perfect. I realize now that I have made some mistakes. I am willing to accept the consequences of those actions. This situation has taken a toll on me and my entire family, and it is has been a distraction to my teammates and the Brewers organization. I am very grateful for the support I have received from players, ownership and the fans in Milwaukee and around the country. Finally, I wish to apologize to anyone I may have disappointed – all of the baseball fans especially those in Milwaukee, the great Brewers organization, and my teammates. I am glad to have this matter behind me once and for all, and I cannot wait to get back to the game I love.”