Ryan Braun Newsbeat
Wednesday, November 27, 2013
Braun answers all the pertinent questions!
Why did you lie?
“Obviously I’ve been through a lot and as I expressed in my statement that I felt was pretty lengthy and specific, I got into a lot of details at that point. I’m not really going to go into any further details….
What was worse in your opinion, using PEDs or lying about it after the fact?
“As I’ve stated, the goal for me is just being able to move forward. I’m not going to get into too many specifics about what happened other than saying I’m extremely remorseful….
Have you had anything to say to Bud Selig?
“I did. I wrote Bud a letter. But other than that, I’m not really going to get into too many specifics.”...
Knowing you got away with a positive test, why did you have that news conference in Maryvale where you lied and essentially threw Laurenzi under the bus?
“I’m not really, again, going to get into too many specifics….
What was the injury that you referred to in the statement?
“Again, I’m not going to get into the specifics and continue to go backward. I’m moving forward and I’m not going to get into too many specifics on that.”...
What has this done to your relationship with Aaron Rodgers?
“I’m not going to get into our specific relationship ...
Don’t you think you owe everybody to talk about the specifics?
“Yeah, I completely understand where you guys are coming from and a part of your job is to ask those questions, but I hope that you guys can understand and respect that in an effort to move forward that I’m just not going to continue to discuss that stuff.”
Posted: November 27, 2013 at 12:03 PM | 92 comment(s)
Sunday, August 18, 2013
Braun supposedly is preparing a public apology, and with each passing day, it appears he has more and more to apologize about.
Tuesday, July 23, 2013
Brian Kenny IS Will McAvoy.
Kenny, Tom Verducci, John Hart, and Al Leiter went through not just the present, but the past of steroid use and investigation. Leiter’s revelation that MLB’s testing policy essentially ignored guys who didn’t appear obvious users was stunning for a network owned by a league. Verducci brought journalistic credibility to the proceedings, and Hart brought an executive perspective. They also had an edge over ESPN in that they sent a reporter—Jon Morosi—to the ballpark. MLB Network has its foibles, and it still trips and falls over a lot of this “old school vs. new school” debate nonsense, but I felt like MLB Net was speaking to me like not only a baseball fan, but a reasonable adult.
Conversely, there was ESPN. [...]
Of the many things Ryan Braun is – a liar nonpareil, a serial doper, a raging narcissist – he is, above all, a self-preservationist. Never did he show that instinct more than when he publicly impugned Dino Laurenzi Jr., the innocent man who happened to collect a vial of Braun’s urine that started baseball down the sordid, tortuous path that found its first measure of closure Monday when Braun accepted a suspension for the rest of the season: 65 games gone, hundreds of apologies owed, $3 million-plus lost and one man left to sort through the damage done by his decisions and his alone.
What we know of Braun today is no different than what we knew of him before: He is a cockroach. He understood what accepting a suspension would mean to MLB. It would give the league the pelt of a former MVP. It would affirm the believability of Anthony Bosch, the founder of the Biogenesis clinic that provided PEDs to Braun and a host of other baseball players – especially with Alex Rodriguez and his harem of private investigators doing everything they can to discredit Bosch. If he could lessen his penalty by volunteering – keep it to 50 games for violating the league’s Joint Drug Agreement and 15 more, one person deemed it, as an “####### tax” for criticizing the drug program and putting Laurenzi through hell – and ensure a return in 2014, when his Milwaukee Brewers might not stink like they do now, even better.
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