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Judge: Lawsuit may proceed against Ryan Braun

Larisa Fraser, Ryan Braun. Photo: Image by TODAY'S TMJ4

Judge: Lawsuit may proceed against Ryan Braun

By Jay Sorgi. CREATED Jan 16, 2014

Brewers slugger Ryan Braun, now through with a suspension for much of the 2013 MLB season, now faces more issues in court.

A judge has approved moving forward with five of 12 counts of a lawsuit filed by Ralph Sasson, a 29-year-old law student and former associate, according to ESPN.

Sasson claims that Braun defamed him to numerous individuals including friend and former business partner Aaron Rodgers, Brewers owner Mark Attanasio and others.

It involves Braun's positive performance-enhancing drug test in 2011 which played a part in him being suspended for 65 games by Major League Baseball.

The judge Thursday dismissed seven of the 12 counts involved in the lawsuit.

Check back for more details in this story as they come in to us.