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Ryan Braun: 'My name has been dragged through the mud'

Ryan Braun: 'My name has been dragged through the mud'

By Associated Press. CREATED Feb 24, 2012 - UPDATED: Feb 24, 2012

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PHOENIX- Saying "my name has been dragged through the mud," NL MVP Ryan Braun has reported to spring training with the Milwaukee Brewers a day after his 50-game suspension for a positive drug test was overturned by an arbitrator.

Braun's teammates sat in the stands, in uniform, as he held a news conference Friday on the field at the team's spring training complex.

Braun criticized the media for leaks of the positive test, saying that for the person accused, it means "you're 100 percent guilty until proven innocent."  But, he says, "at the end of the day the truth prevailed."

He says, "I would bet my life the substance never entered my body at any point."

Braun tested positive in October for elevated testosterone.