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Major league players and former players used Twitter to publicly scold Milwaukee Brewers star Ryan Braun following his suspension for violating baseball's performance-enhancing drug policy.

The reactions varied from sarcasm to calls for even stricter penalties for using PEDs:


In 2012, Braun avoided a 50-game suspension levied by MLB when an arbitrator ruled that there had been a violation of drug-testing protocol. Braun's denials following that decision, as well as a non-specific apology he issued Monday when the new suspension was announced, rubbed some players the wrong way, as well as former major leaguer Geoff Blum, now an analyst on Houston Astros telecasts:

Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Barry Enright, for one, wondered how two people were reacting to the news: the sample collector who was blamed for Braun's suspension being overturned, and Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Matt Kemp, who finished second to Braun in the 2011 National League MVP voting.

A pair of former pro athletes now working in the media felt the same way:

Some wondered how Braun's friend, Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers, was feeling about the suspension. In 2012, when Braun was suspended and the suspension was overturned, Rodgers rushed to Braun's defense on Twitter, saying he'd forfeit his season's salary if the allegations were proven true. There were no comments on the situation on Rodgers' Twitter feed as of late Tuesday morning.

And despite the seriousness of the situation, Miami Marlins outfielder Logan Morrison found a bit of humor, as relayed by Clark Spencer, a Marlins beat writer for the Miami Herald:

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