More updates on the Braun controversy…

> Last night, it was reported that Ryan Braun tested positive for performance-enhancing drugs (PEDs), and that he was in the middle of an appeal against the results.

But, this morning brought more news. According to Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal), the substance Braun was found guilty of taking wasn’t actually a PED, but another prohibited substance. It’s still unknown what the substance is.

Heck, it’s still unknown if he even took prohibited substance, or if this is all “B.S.” (as Braun said). This is why crap like this shouldn’t be leaked until the whole matter is resolved. I can’t tell you how many people I’ve seen last night and this morning bashing Braun and giving up and him and all that. Stuff like this makes people uncharacteristically¬† jump to conclusions.

So my question is, why are we all jumping to conclusions when this whole matter might not even be resolved for awhile?

What if it’s not true? There are still going to be people not completely convinced that he didn’t take the substance, and it’s going to leave a bad impression in Braun’s legacy. And that’s too bad.

But this is just classic ESPN. Can’t wait for the truth to come out. Odds are, none of us should even be talking about this right now. But no.

> Anyway, I’m going to quit ranting about if for now, because, unlike most people I’ve seen so far, I’m going to wait for the truth to come out.

In the meantime, here are some links you can look at. Most of them make me think Braun is actually innocent, but you can see them for yourself below…

Source: Braun didn’t take PED (Tom Haudricourt/@Haudricourt, JSOnline)

Braun: ‘I am completely innocent’ (Tom Haudricourt, JSOnline)

If I find any more links regarding this (particularly ones that defend Braun), I’ll put them up.

> So that’s about it, for now. I’ll continue to update as the news comes. But, for now, thanks for reading, and feel free to leave your thoughts.

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