Should Ryan Braun Lose His 2011 MVP?
In 2011, Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun won the National League MVP. Braun beat out Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Matt Kemp. It was a close vote, as Braun received 388 points and 20 first place votes, while Kemp received 332 points and 10 first place votes.
But as Braun was suspended Monday for 65 games for violating MLB's drug rules and labor contract for performance-enhancing drugs, he is now taking heat for that 2011 MVP he won.
Kemp told ESPN and reporters on Tuesday he thinks Braun should be taken away. "I mean, yeah, I do. I feel like it should me, but that's not for me to decided, you know?"
Meanwhile, Baseball Writers' Association of America secretary/treasurer Jack O'Connell said the award was final, as the decision was already made, and Braun had won it.
As speculation rises over Braun and his steroid allegations, there will continue to be questions like should he have to give his MVP in 2011 to Kemp, or should the award just be vacated?
If Braun has to give away his 2011 MVP, it will be similar to 2004 when USC was stripped of its BCS title, and when Reggie Bush had to give his 2005 Heisman Trophy back.
What do you think, should Braun have to give back his 2011 MVP?