Haudricourt discusses length, timeline for possible Braun suspension
Milwaukee Brewers Ryan Braun carefully watches his pitches getting two walks, this one in the 4th inning during the MLB baseball game between the Milwaukee Brewers and San Francisco Giants at Miller Park in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Wednesday, April 17, 2013 Journal Sentinel photo by RICK WOOD/ RWOOD@JOURNALSENTINEL.COM Image by Rick Wood
MILWAUKEE - Even with All-Star Game festivities surrounding Major League Baseball, the talk continues to be the potential suspensions for Brewers slugger Ryan Braun, the Yankees' Alex Rodriguez and possibly dozens of others suspected of using performance-enhancing substances.
When Journal Sentinel Brewers beat writer and 620WTMJ "Brewers 360" contributor Tom Haudricourt was asked Monday if there was any truth to the reports that Braun could face as high as a lifetime ban after the investigation into PED's and the Biogenesis firm,, Haudricourt gave a simple answer.
"No...I don't see how you have zero convictions to a lifetime ban."
There has been speculation that if Braun is found to have violated MLB policy, he could face up to 50 or 100 game suspensions based on the agreement made with the MLB Players Association.
Haudricourt also believes that news on those possible suspensions should come later thus month, but not in the next few days with the All-Star Game happening.
"I don't think we'll get a resolution this week," said Haudricourt.
"It's my understanding, probably before the end of the month, we'll know something."