Friday, August 23, 2013
Ryan Braun "Apologizes" For 2011 PED Use
issued a statement admitting that he used PEDs during his 2011 NL MVP season and apologized for his actions. He says he took a "cream" and a "lozenge" containing banned substances to help rehab an injury "late" in 2011. He apologized to the fans, teammates and to the test collector he virtually slandered to other MLB players. Braun stated, "It was a huge mistake for which I am deeply ashamed and I compounded the situation by not admitting my mistakes immediately." To us, the most egregious part of the statement was his contention that he was now through with cheating. Said Braun, "I will never make the same errors again and I intend to share the lessons I learned with others so they don't repeat my mistakes. Moving forward, I want to be part of the solution and no longer part of the problem." And if you believe that, Braun's got a bridge he'd like to sell you over the Milwaukee River. Go away, Ryan.