Milwaukee Brewers Outfielder Ryan Braun will finally break his long silence since first testing positive test for performance enhancing drugs as he accepts his National Leauge MVP Award at the Baseball Writers Association of America awards dinner in New York on Jan.21, according to MLB.com
"He will be there and he will accept his award," Matthew Hiltzik, a spokesman hired by Braun's agency, CAA Sports said. This will be the first time Braun will be speaking publicly since his suspension issued last December for violating Major League Baseball’s drug policy.
At the time, Braun tested positive for performance enhancement drugs, registering an abnormally high level of testosterone. It is unknown whether Braun will address his suspension, which is currently pending appeal, during the speech at the Hilton Hotel in Manhattan.
This past season, Braun batted .332 with 33 home runs, 111 RBIs and 33 stolen bases. He led the Brewers to win their first division crown in 29 years and became the team's first league MVP since hall of famer Robin Yount won in 1989.