MLB players lash out at Braun over ban

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MLB players lash out at Braun over ban

Reaction to Ryan Braun’s suspension from fellow players was swift after the former National League MVP agreed to a ban for the rest of the 2013 season for a drug violation.

Braun, who on Monday became the first player to fall as part of Major League Baseball’s latest drug investigation, will miss the final 65 games of the 162-game regular season and any potential playoff action.

“The guys that are cheating are taking something away from the other players,” said pitcher C.J. Wilson, the Los Angeles Angels’ player representative to the major league.

Los Angeles Dodgers utility man Skip Schumaker took the Braun admission personally and said the game of baseball needs to be free of doping.

“I have an autographed Braun jersey in my baseball room that I’ll be taking down,” said Schumaker. “I don’t want my son associating that with what I’ve worked so hard to do to get to here, and have him compare Braun to me.

“Suspend them all. We need to get it out of baseball.”

Reuters

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