ESPN: Braun has positive drug test, is appealing

By Ronald Blum

Associated Press

Published: Saturday, Dec. 10 2011 6:55 p.m. MST

NEW YORK — ESPN is reporting that NL MVP Ryan Braun has tested positive for a performance-enhancing drug and is facing a 50-game suspension.

ESPN says the Milwaukee Brewers star is disputing the result in arbitration. ESPN cites two sources in its report Saturday.

A spokesman for Braun said in a statement issued to ESPN and The Associated Press by his representatives, Creative Artists Agency, that "there are highly unusual circumstances surrounding this case which will support Ryan's complete innocence."

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