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NL MVP Ryan Braun

Medication to Blame

for Dirty Banned Substance Test

12/19/2011 4:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Ryan Braun
Ryan Braun
's positive test for banned substances was caused by medication he's taking for a private medical issue -- NOT performance enhancing drugs ... this according to sources directly connected with Major League Baseball.

We're told the reigning National League MVP is adamant he has not taken drugs or steroids of any kind.

One source simply told us ... "The medication contained banned substances resulting in the positive test."  We're also told prior to taking the dirty test, Braun had always tested negative for banned substances.

The nature of Braun's medical ailment is unclear.

It's also unclear if the Milwaukee Brewers star knew the substances were in his medication before he took it -- though it seems highly unlikely.

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1.

Anh Tuan    

phan mem dang tin, xem tai http://smartsoft.vn

979 days ago
2.

Fat Mike    

I think it's to the point now where they have to just let them go and stop worrying about steroids. They're all doing it.

979 days ago
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Keith    

This story is what is commonly know as a "crock". First, the doctor who scripted the med would know that it cause a positive test and would have written him an exemption for it, a requirement in the MLB collevtive bargaining agreement. That same agreement also says you can't go back and retroactively get an exemption for a positive test. Braun is screwed.

978 days ago
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Snowman with a Turnip Nose    

There is no such thing as a "private medical issue" for a pro athlete in the 21st century. End of story. Deal with it, sucker.

978 days ago
5.

charles    

poster Keith gives TMZ solid commentary

978 days ago
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charles    

more public gets fooled again issues?

978 days ago
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charles    

also has beautiful-bodies-in-movement issues

978 days ago
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Bird    

Makes sense, I guess. He doesn't look buff enough to be on steroids.

978 days ago
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charles    

the "look" today is quite varied, "buff" does not describe all of the looks...

978 days ago
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charles    

baseball is a great sport. Go around the world and check out all the sports being played, you realize how amazing baseball is

978 days ago
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Sonja    

"The medication contained banned substances resulting in the positive test." - Impossible.. he just said he's never taken any drugs or steroids... medication is a drug no?. And honestly as a pro ball player, with regulations as they are how do you NOT check that any medication for a 'Private' (I can't get my **** up or I have no sperm) medical issue might set off a drug test?

978 days ago
12.

Andy    

There has been a rumor that has been going around Milwaukee for a few years now that he has herpes.

978 days ago
13.

Superman    

BS!! Prescription medications are not some secret concoction. They have the generic equivalent written right on the bottle. If he was even a tad bit unsure, he should have brought it to their team doctor for approval. Better yet, why didn't he get the medication prescribed from the team doctor?!? More BS excuses for using a banned substance!!!

978 days ago
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Kaffee    

How stupid do they think the public is? Would have had some respect for this guy if he just admitted it and apologized. They never admit it. So glad he isn't on my home team--wouldn't believe anything he does now.

978 days ago
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ManiacalZebra    

If he wants to be cleared in the minds of the public, it can't be a "private" issue anymore.

978 days ago
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