This Article is About
gain muscle mass
major league baseball
professional athlete
bat speed
telling the truth
Do You Believe Ryan Braun Or Is He Guilty?
Join 1000's of Authors at StreetArticles Today!

Do You Believe Ryan Braun Or Is He Guilty?

This off-season in Major League Baseball, Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun was-accused of taking steroids and was facing a 50-game suspension. Braun had not made-a-statement on his behalf to clear his name of these allegations all off-season. On Friday, February 25, 2012 Braun had finally broke his silence to attempt to prove that these were certainly false allegations. He held a press-conference stating that illegal substances had never entered his system and he was very relieved to finally proclaim his innocence.

Now, the question remains if Braun is telling the truth? During the press-conference Braun made strong affirmations that seemed very believable that he did not use any illegal substances. There have been many circumstances that we have-witnessed a professional athlete attempt to clear his name with deception. However, there are several sports analysts believe that Braun might be telling the truth.

His teammates were ecstatic when they heard the news of Braun's suspension being lifted, as he won his appeal in court. Braun was able to avoid his suspension on a technicality, as the collector of his sample did not ship out the evidence immediately. He kept the sample in his refrigerator for two days before shipping it. Therefore, it raised many suspicions and chain-of-custody issues, as the sample could-of-been tainted in this process.

It is imperative for the anti-tampering seals to remain sealed when it arrives at the lab in Montreal. However, in this case the seals were-broken and therefore-made-the-evidence irrelevant. You also must-review the player accused of juicing up and any signs of his drug use. Throughout the year did Braun gain muscle mass, increase his bat swing, and become any stronger?

If you research the week-to-week tests results and video tapes. It will-reveal that he never did gain any weight of significance and his bat speed remained the same. Apparently, to the naked eye it looks like Braun may actually be-innocent of these charges. He did win the National League MVP award and because of this incident his credibility has-been-questioned. Braun also criticized baseball's drug testing system stating that you are guilty until prov-en innocent. Although, in the American judicial system it is just the opposite.

In conclusion, did Ryan Braun get lucky thanks to a technicality or was he really guilty? Major League Baseball will research this incident more thoroughly and attempt to discover how this happened. Is the system flawed in some-way, in the last few years it has been beneficial. So, why is it suddenly inadequate? Even if Braun has proved his innocence there are many fans out there that still believe he is guilty. Will Braun be categorized among the names of Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens, and Mark McQwuire? Only time will tell if he can redeem his credibility, but for the moment the fans verdict is still pending.


Street Talk

Braun, is guilty somehow and he was lucky to get off. I don't understand how he did it, but he was very lucky!

Reply
  about 1 decade ago

It's hard to tell b/c it doesn't look like the drugs affected him for anyone to notice. I don't know what he used, but maybe he screwed up in taking the drugs, b/c it doesn't look like they worked.

Reply
  about 1 decade ago

I think he is guilty but he got away because the protocol wasn't followed like it should have. All seals were good and this guy has collected over 600 samples, Ryan just got lucky I guess or found a loop hole.

Reply
  about 1 decade ago

I like watching baseball but I don't have any comments to any baseball player as long as I enjoyed watching it with my two son . I like your article very informative...thanks!

Reply
  about 1 decade ago

Thanks Divine, appreciate it very much! Yeah the illegal substances issue will continue to plague the sports world no matter what rules they enforce. Its always going to be an issue and they just have to deal with it.

Reply
  about 1 decade ago

I enjoy your articles, as I get a better understanding of the sports played in your country not played here, Thank you.

Reply
  about 1 decade ago

Thanks Rob, I appreciate it a lot! Where do you live and what sports do you follow?

Reply
  about 1 decade ago

South Africa; Rugby, Golf, Sailing, F1 racing, cricket, water polo, believe it or not american football (on ESPN) as well as baseball on the same channel.

  
  about 1 decade ago
You May Also Like
Gain Muscle Mass - 3 Cool Tricks to Help You Get Started On Your Muscle Building Journey
Wouldn't it be great if you can finally gain muscle mass? It seems like some people can just stare at the weights and watch their muscles grow. You on the other hand, may have felt like you've tried just about everything there is and still not gained any weight. Luckily,…
By: shaunus in  Health and Fitness  >  Build Muscle   Dec 21, 2011  
0
  Likes: 0

How to Gain Weight
It is a question genuinely asked by myself "how to put on weight". I have recently lost alot of weight due to depression which stopped my appetite. However, I ask for no sympathy lol! Now im happy again I wish to improve both my looks and fitness. I only weigh…
By: Sam Lowdon in  Health and Fitness  >  Build Muscle   Oct 11, 2011  
0
  Likes: 1

Physical Fitness Program
When you look in the mirror, do you see what you want to see? Many people that stare into the mirror see things that they wish that they could change on their bodies. One of the biggest problems that people notice is unwanted fat. Unwanted fat is a problem in…
By: Ken Karnack in  Health and Fitness  >  Personal Training   Aug 29, 2011  
0
  Likes: 1

Not Your Man's Shirt
I have been in the decorated apparel business for about 20 years. It has been interesting to see the changes that have taken place over the years. We mostly did screen printing and embroidery of business apparel and uniforms. But we did a lot of sports uniforms for local schools…
By: Greatuncledad in  Recreation and Sports  >  Sports Apparel   Sep 05, 2012  
6
  Likes: 4

Baseball is it Still Our National Pastime?
Baseball is known as America's pastime, but the steady decline in major league baseball postseason ratings suggested that baseball is possibly on the decline as our beloved sport. For many years, baseball is all sports fans could talk about. In the 1920's baseball was enormous, fans would battle their way…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Baseball   Dec 17, 2011  
10
  Likes: 64

Does Baseball Need Two More Wild Card Teams?
End of the Regular Season 2011 The baseball world was on its head as the Atlanta Braves and the St. Louis Cardinals played a one game playoff as did the Boston Red Sox and the Tampa Bat Rays. It was an amazing two games that those teams played, it was…
By: Robbie Lowrey in  Recreation and Sports  >  Baseball   Mar 04, 2012  
0
  Likes: 1

The Art Of Hitting A Baseball
If you've never been in the batter's box looking at a 95 mph fastball then it's difficult to understand the complexities of the art of hitting a baseball; yes it is an art form. To the untrained eye it appears simple enough, but a pitcher/hitter duel is a physical and…
By: Stephen Cerrone in  Recreation and Sports  >  Baseball   Oct 20, 2012  
2
  Likes: 1

Should We Modify Instant Replay Again?
Every year the controversy of expanding instant replay in the sports industry is-discussed considerably. Especially, in the playoffs many fans believe that several critical blown calls in key situations has decided the outcome of the games many times. It has become a very sensitive issue since most people would prefer…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Baseball   Mar 01, 2012  
9
  Likes: 14

Life Of Shoeless Joe Jackson: Facts, Trivia, And Has Anyone Seen My Shoes?
Joe Jackson doesn't have a legacy. The life of Shoeless Joe Jackson actually has two legacies. The first is that of a great baseball player, indisputably one of the best hitters to ever play the game. Babe Ruth made no bones about it, admitting he copied Joe's swing because Jackson…
By: Bill Lewis in  Recreation and Sports  >  Baseball   Aug 27, 2013  
24
  Likes: 14

Detroit Tigers Cruise Through Spring Training
The Detroit Tigers are having a sensational spring training and are proving their off-season acquisitions have improved their team dramatically. If they can sustain this level of play with their split squad rosters, than just imagine how well they will play with the Major League Baseball roster. This spring they…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Baseball   Mar 29, 2012  
7
  Likes: 13

Baseball Hall Of Fame Legend Passes Away
The Major League Baseball community lost a legend on February 16, 2012, as Gary Carter passed away from brain cancer. In May of 2011, doctors had instructed Carter that they discovered small tumors on his brain. Unfortunately, he suffered through the grueling chemotherapy treatments to try-and postpone the inevitable. Family…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Baseball   Feb 22, 2012  
9
  Likes: 21

Why Are Athlete's Traveling to Germany?
It seems that professional athlete's are traveling all the way to Germany to have medical procedures done. Why are they traveling so far, don't we have the best health care in the world? Is there something wrong with the doctors in the United States that we don't know about? Maybe…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports   Dec 31, 2011  
3
  Likes: 57

There Is Crying In Baseball
Jimmy Dugan: Are you crying? Are you crying? ARE YOU CRYING? There's no crying! THERE'S NO CRYING IN BASEBALL! A LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN is one of my all time favorite movies and that line spoken by Tom Hanks character is one of my alltime favorite lines. But in recent…
By: Jarvis Young in  Recreation and Sports  >  Baseball   Jul 11, 2011  
2
  Likes: 2

How to Handicap Baseball Using Umpires
There are a lot of categories and statistics that people don't take into consideration when handicapping a baseball game. One of the most important ones that you probably don't use is the umpire that is calling balls and strikes. There is a reason why stats are kept when it comes…
By: Mick Brenner in  Recreation and Sports  >  Baseball   Aug 10, 2011  
1
  Likes: 1

Important Pitching Grips Information
Becoming familiar with pitching grips is a necessary ingredient to achieving the rank of a highly effective baseball pitcher. Baseball pitchers who become an expert at their pitches are those who will be in the position to have great results at the top level of competition. In many circumstances, high-school…
By: Nathan Gotch in  Recreation and Sports  >  Baseball   Oct 18, 2012  
0
  Likes: 0

Article Views: 3971    Report this Article