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Published July 24, 2013, 12:00 AM

Ryan Braun


In this Feb. 24, 2012 file photo, Milwaukee Brewers' Ryan Braun speaks during a news conference at spring training baseball in Phoenix. Braun stood on a spring training field and proclaimed he was innocent of using banned testosterone. "I would bet my life," he said back then, "that this substance never entered my body at any point." Seventeen months later, he accepted a 65-game suspension from baseball and admitted, "I am not perfect. The 2011 National League MVP was suspended without pay for the rest of the season and the postseason Monday, July 22, 2013, the start of sanctions involving players reportedly tied to a Florida clinic accused of distributing performance-enhancing drugs. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)
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