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ROAD TO SUSPENSION: Ryan Braun's Timeline

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This isn't Ryan Braun's first time receiving a suspension but this is the Brewers' slugger's first time serving one.

"I realize now that I have made some mistakes. I am willing to accept the consequences of those actions," Braun said in a statement Monday.

"I wish to apologize to (...) all of the baseball fans especially those in Milwaukee, the great Brewers organization, and my teammates," Braun continued.

Here is Braun's timeline from when he first faced suspension after his National League MVP season in 2011:

Timeline: Allegations against Braun

  •  Dec. 10, 2011: Braun tests positive, faces 50-game suspension
  • Feb. 23, 2012: Ryan Braun cleared, becoming first MLB player to have a positive drug test overturned on appeal, MLB calls it a technicality

  • Feb. 5, 2013: Yahoo! Sports reports Ryan Braun's name is linked to documents of alleged PED clinic. Braun claims he used Anthony Bosch as consultant.

  • Feb. 15, 2013: Braun defends previous statement about drug clinic at spring training. ESPN OTL reports Braun's name appears on another Biogenesis document.

  • April 30, 2013: Bosch corroborates Braun's statement that his attorney's used Bosch as a consultant only.

  • June 4, 2013: ESPN's OTL reports that MLB will seek to suspend 20 players, including Braun, connected with Biogenesis clinic. Bosch agrees to cooperate with MLB.

  • June 19, 2013: MLB begins interviewing players connected to Biogenesis clinic.

  • June 29, 2013: Braun interviewed by MLB in Pittsburgh

  • July 9, 2013: ESPN reports Braun refused to answer questions from MLB investigators. Suspension expected after all-star break.

  • July 22, 2013: Braun is suspended by MLB for multiple violations of the league's drug policy. His suspension is effective immediately and be without pay.

About Braun

  • taken by Brewers in first round of 2005 amateur draft, signed with Brewers in 2007

  • signed 5-year extension in April 2011 worth $105 million, keeps him in Milwaukee through 2020

  • won NL Rookie of the Year honors in 2007

  • won National League MVP honors in 2011

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