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ESPN reporter tweets 'chatter' Braun could be banned for life

Uh-Oh! Milwaukee Brewers Ryan Braun (8), who ESPN reported today, faces a 100 game suspension likely after the All Star break, holds back his swing wondering if it is a called strike during the 6th inning during the Milwaukee Brewers-Cincinnati Reds MLB baseball game Tuesday, July 9, 2013 at Miller Park in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Journal Sentinel photo by Rick Wood/RWOOD@JOURNALSENTINEL.COM Photo: Image by Rick Wood

ESPN reporter tweets 'chatter' Braun could be banned for life

By Jay Sorgi. CREATED Jul 12, 2013

MILWAUKEE - According to tweets from an ESPN reporter Friday, there is at least "chatter" that the Milwaukee Brewers' Ryan Braun may never play major league baseball again after a suspension for performance-enhancing drug use would theoretically come.

ESPN's Darren Rovell tweeted this on Friday:

When questioned about it by Newsradio 620 WTMJ's James Kust...

...Rovell responded.

As of 2:30 p.m. Friday, ESPN had not published an online story to follow the "chatter" tweets.

ESPN's "Outside The Lines" took about 15 minutes to discuss the issue Friday.  Not one word came out about MLB attempting to ban Braun from the game for life.

Braun has faced MLB suspension before over the issue, but was able to escape it in 2012.

He has been under intense scrutiny since, and an ESPN report says he could face suspension as early as next week.

Braun is currently on bereavement leave for at least part of the Brewers-Diamondbacks series.