In December 2011, Milwaukee Brewers left fielder Ryan Braun tested positive for performance-enhancing drugs after elevated levels of testosterone were found in his body. Named 2011’s National League MVP, Braun called the test result “B.S.” and attempted to appeal the conviction. In February 2012, Braun’s record was wiped clean when he was exonerated from the charges and was not given a 50 game suspension.
Braun became the first Major Leaguer to successfully appeal a positive test following a controversial ruling by a three-judge panel. Braun’s appeal was based on how his test sample was handled.