Braun's defense raises more questions

Questions, skepticism linger in wake of star player's statements about positive test

Updated: February 25, 2012, 12:07 AM ET
By T.J. Quinn and Mark Fainaru-Wada | ESPN.com

The cloud over Ryan Braun's acquittal has only gotten thicker as his case has turned into a cold war between Major League Baseball and its reigning National League MVP.

His case has broken a number of precedents, starting with the reporting of his initial positive test by ESPN in December, then with his successful appeal Thursday, followed by MLB's surprising rebuke of respected arbitrator Shyam Das.

Braun addressed his case at length for the first time Friday when he spoke to reporters ...

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