Ryan Braun Is Reportedly About To Apologize To Everyone

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Suspended Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun told stars around baseball before spring training 2012 that the man who collected his urine that tested positive for synthetic testosterone was anti-Semitic and a Chicago Cubs fan in an effort to gather support throughout the game, three sources familiar with the conversations told Yahoo! Sports. Ryan Braun received a 65-game suspension from MLB for his ties to the Biogenesis clinic. (AP)Braun sought backing from Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Matt Kemp, whom he had beaten out for the National League MVP months earlier, along with Cincinnati Reds first baseman Joey Votto and Colorado Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki, among others, sources said. He reached out to peers in hopes they would publicly stick up for him following an expected suspension. 

A number of players with whom Braun spoke, including Brewers teammates, believed the allegations. A source close to Dino Laurenzi Jr., the test collector, said the anti-Semitism allegation is untrue; his fan allegiance is unclear. It added to the backlash against Braun inside the Milwaukee clubhouse as well as outside following his recent 65-game suspension for his involvement with the Biogenesis clinic. Kemp told reporters people in the game felt “betrayed” and that he was “disappointed.”During spring 2012, Braun avoided a 50-game suspension by winning his appeal on a chain-of-custody error due to faulty protocol in Major League Baseball’s drug-testing program. In a news conference upon his arrival at spring training – one he invited non-Brewers players to, though they declined to attend – Braun impugned the league’s testing policy and called the collector “very suspicious.”

 Reports over the weekend indicated Braun has started apologizing to those he lied to and plans on coming clean publicly about his drug use. It is unclear whether he has spoken with Laurenzi. Braun was sued this week by a former friend named Ralph Sasson, who alleges Braun’s agent, Nez Balelo, paid him $5,000 to dig up information on Laurenzi. Sasson also said Braun used PEDs throughout his career at the University of Miami.

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I’m pretty sure we knew Braun did this back in 2011 when it actually happened. That he was using the old Uncle Leo “you don’t just overcook a hamburger” defense. But it’s in the news again because allegedly Braun is about to apologize to everyone, which I don’t exactly understand. I mean at what point does apologizing not even count? Because whatever that is, Braun passed it like 18 months ago. You can’t do everything in your power to game the system, then get caught a second time, and then apologize and be forgiven. That’s psycho shit. Braun literally tried to frame this guy. He paid 5,000 to do so. To knowingly be taking steroids, fail a test, then instead of owning up to it you turn around and try to frame the tester as an anti-semite cubs fan and pay to have his skeletons brought out of the closet? That may be the lowest form of human out there. Makes me like A-Rod, as crazy as that sounds. So go ahead Braun, apologize, but anyone in your personal or public life who accepts it is a fucking sucker, plain and simple. Only way you get off the hook is if you let Taffer shut you down and build you back up again. That’s it.

 

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