Rumor: Ryan Braun’s Positive Test Due to Herpes Medication

February 24th, 2012 by Johnny G | Filed under Baseball, General.

This story is getting even messier AFTER the exoneration of the 2011 National League MVP, Ryan Braun. According to a Brewers official, contacted by, Braun’s testosterone was spiked due to medication he was taking to combat a bout of herpes. The full quote from the official is below:

I have more inside information on the Ryan Braun ‘herpes rumor’ situation. I heard this yesterday from two guys who both work for the Brewers. According to them, “Braun will be let off because he tested positive for Herpes and the medication given to him by his doctor (legal to fight this) is what caused the spike. Braun and his lawyers plan to go after whoever leaked the story because of HIPAA laws. That is why Braun has not made a statement and that is also why in Mark’s statement he referenced it being a “personal issue.”

The full story can be seen here. We’ll continue to keep you updated as we gather more information.

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