TMZ Reports That Ryan Braun's Positive Test Is Due To Prescribed Medication

First: You see the "TMZ" up there in the headline, right? That's because we don't have the coding to put a .gif of a siren directly into the headline, alerting you that this is the hearsayiest of hearsay. This is from a site that doesn't normally deal with sports, and it quotes an anonymous source in a quick post that doesn't have a listed author. But here goes:

Ryan Braun's positive test for banned substances was caused by medication he's taking for a private medical issue -- NOT performance enhancing drugs ... this according to sources directly connected with Major League Baseball.

It comes under the wonderfully awkward headline of "Medication to Blame for Dirty Banned Substance Test," and while it's not news, it's what most of us want to believe. I'm hoping that Braun really was taking something for a tick bite, didn't check to see if the medication was on the banned list, and this is all just a big ol' misunderstanding.

Seeing as MLB isn't even acknowledging that Braun was in violation of anything yet -- even the original test is still just an unconfirmed leak at this point -- it's probably going to be a while before we know for sure. 

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