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Jul 10, 2013; Milwaukee, WI, USA; Milwaukee Brewers left fielder Ryan Braun watches game against the Cincinnati Reds from the dugout at Miller Park. Braun was not in the starting lineup. Image Credit: Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports

Ryan Braun lied, suspended but is it enough?


It took just over a year and a half later but Major League Baseball suspended Ryan Braun for the rest of the 2013 season on Monday. This includes 65 games and comes without any type of pay.

A series of tweets from Ryan Braun’s account in December 2011, shortly after the leaks came out.

Wade Boggs, Johnny Bench, and Bert Blyleven were just some of the Hall of Famers to speak out against Ryan Braun. Rickey Henderson‘s Facebook page says that he is in favor of a lifetime ban. Dave Winfield offered some comments on his Facebook page, too.

Boggs tweeted to me personally that he thought it was ” not enough” of a suspension for Braun. Boggs also tweeted in response to a tweet from SportsCenter, which quoted Curt Schilling, that a great player would never have used steroids or HGH.

Is 65 games enough for Braun? I don’t think so. I’m with Blyleven in that they should be banned from the game. Braun still has over $100 million remaining on his contract. This is money that he will still get paid regardless of his current reputation.

Alex Rodriguez could still be banned from baseball according to a report on CBS yesterday.

An MLB source told CBS Evening News’ Jim Axelrod, however, that the five-time American League home-run champion could be looking at a lifetime ban.

Nothing short of a lifetime ban for A-Rod will be satisfactory.

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