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END OF INNOCENCE
TOM VERDUCCI
March 05, 2012
Yes, Ryan Braun had his PED suspension overturned. But in the hazy world of drug testing, going unpunished is not necessarily proof of innocence
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March 05, 2012

End Of Innocence

Yes, Ryan Braun had his PED suspension overturned. But in the hazy world of drug testing, going unpunished is not necessarily proof of innocence

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On Saturday, Braun still wore his familiar number 8 as he returned to the ball field. But like Ramirez, he too was starting anew. He may have been cheered that day by the Brewers' faithful, but Braun knew his unprecedented victory caused him collateral damage. Das's decision put an end to a five-month ordeal, but it did not immediately restore his reputation. "It is," Braun said, "the first step."

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