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.COMPhoto: Image by Rick Wood
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:
There is chatter that MLB could attempt to ban A-Rod & Braun from the game forever if each instance counts as a violation.— darren rovell (@darrenrovell) July 12, 2013
Denials by A-Rod and Braun could also count as a separate violation w/in parameters of league drug rules under impeding an investigation.— darren rovell (@darrenrovell) July 12, 2013
When questioned about it by Newsradio 620 WTMJ's James Kust...
Chatter from who? MT @darrenrovell: There is chatter that MLB could attempt to ban A-Rod & Braun from the game forever.— James Kust (@kustjt) July 12, 2013
@kustjt MLB execs, high ranking officials.— darren rovell (@darrenrovell) July 12, 2013
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.