A Ryan Braun cost-benefit analysis

Maybe he took PEDs; maybe he didn't. Either way, he's far ahead of the game.

Originally Published: January 20, 2012
By LZ Granderson | ESPN.com

If the 50-game suspension of Milwaukee's Ryan Braun is upheld and he is forced to serve out the punishment for a positive drug test, he will lose about $1.87 million, according to reports.

That's a lot of money for the average American, who brings in about $33K a year. It should be a lot of money for Braun too when you consider that his base salary in 2008 was "only" $455K or that he was set to make $6 million this year.

But let's be real. Dude signed a five-year contract ...

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