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Suspended Braun not ready to talk with media

Thursday - 7/25/2013, 9:06pm  ET

Bryan Von Declan has the name of Milwaukee Brewers suspended player Ryan Braun covered up on his shirt as he takes his seat before the baseball game between the San Diego Padres and the Brewers on Thursday, July 25, 2013, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Phelps)

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Suspended Milwaukee Brewers star Ryan Braun isn't ready to meet with the media.

Braun's locker at Miller Park was absent of most personal items before Thursday's 10-8 loss to San Diego.

The slugging outfielder accepted a suspension this week through the rest of the year for unspecified "violations" of baseball's drug program and labor contract. The former NL MVP issued a statement at the time.

A Brewers spokesman said Thursday that Braun texted him a message saying he wants to speak with the media but isn't "legally" permitted at this time.

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