Brewers issue statement regarding Braun ruling

MILWAUKEE -- The Milwaukee Brewers issued a statement Thursday night regarding Ryan Braun's exoneration from a 50-game suspension regarding a positive test for elevated testosterone back in October.

The following statement was issued by Chairman and Principal Owner Mark Attanasio on behalf of the Milwaukee Brewers:

“Since joining our organization in 2005, Ryan Braun has been a model citizen and a person of character and integrity.  Knowing Ryan as I do, I always believed he would succeed in his appeal.

“I also want to reiterate my support for Major League Baseball’s strict substance testing program.  It is unfortunate that the confidentiality of the program was compromised, and we thank our fans and everyone who supported Ryan and did not rush to judgment.

“The team is looking forward to seeing Ryan in camp Friday. With this now behind us, we return our focus to the ballpark and defending our NL Central Division title.

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