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Ryan Braun Case Is Signal That Issue of PEDs Are Never Going Away

By Michael Desjardins On March - 19 - 2012

Performance-enhancing drugs have been a problem in sports for years now, and though progress has been made in terms of the testing and prevention of use of PEDs, the issue of doping is one that will never go away.

Over the course of this offseason, Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun has shown us that.

He won the NL MVP award last season, but rather than celebrating, he was in the midst of a huge controversy.

Back in October, he was tested during the postseason and was found to have elevated levels of testosterone, which were caused by performance-enhancing drugs, and MLB suspended him for the first 50 games of the 2012 season. However, a second test showed that his testosterone levels were completely normal.

Last month, Braun challenged MLB and appealed to overturn the suspension. With a 2-to-1 vote by the arbitration panel, Braun became the first to overturn a suspension.

There were questions as to his sample...

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