Attanasio always thought Braun would be cleared of any wrongdoing.
"Obviously, it wasn't a case of him simply calling me and saying on Thursday afternoon, 'Hey, I didn't do anything. See you in Maryvale,'" Attanasio said. "Statements about his character, I stand behind. I always believed Ryan would win his appeal."
Attanasio, who bought the Brewers in 2005 from Commissioner Bud Selig, was asked if it was difficult to be caught between backing his player while upholding Major League's Baseball's policies.
"It's easy to balance in this case because Ryan has got such a high character and is so demonstratively been an exemplary athlete on this team and member of the Milwaukee community," he said. "So, I'm a big Ryan Braun supporter which extends well beyond his simply being the MVP in the league. And at the same time, I'm the supporter of a strong drug testing program. I believe that MLB does have a strong drug testing program.
"The corollary to everything that we've been talking about is the MVP went through an extremely difficult offseason because MLB has a strong drug testing program and needs to have one. So, the balance is you support both."
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