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Miller Park Drunk:
Letter to the fans of the Milwaukee Brewers:
I have always been very grateful for the privilege of playing baseball in the great city of Milwaukee.
I am so sorry for letting you down by being in denial for so long and not telling the whole truth about what happened.
I am ashamed and extremely embarrassed by the decisions I made. There are no excuses for what I did and I take full responsibility for my actions.
I apologize to all Brewers fans for disappointing you.
I came forward because I knew it was time for me to tell the truth and accept my punishment.
I understand I have abused your trust and that of our great owner Mark Attanasio and the entire Brewers organization.
Admitting my mistakes and asking for your forgiveness are the first steps in what I know will be a lengthy process to prove myself to you again.
It is an honor to represent the people of Wisconsin by wearing a Brewers uniform.
I want all of you to know how much I have appreciated the support I've receive...
BEST OF MAXIM
Milwaukee Brewers Ryan Braun seems to finally understand that the easiest way to get past a problem is to admit to and deal with the truth.
On Thursday, Braun released a lengthy explanation through the Brewers for how and why he got involved with PEDS.
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Ryan Braun put out a 944-word letter of remorse Thursday. He stopped a little short of confessing exactly which substances led to his MLB drug suspension, but otherwise it was a full and satisfying expression of remorse for taking some bad stuff and for the bratty way he acted after he got accused of it.
That apology said the right stuff, and I'll go ahead and accept that he...
Though some have been critical of Milwaukee Brewers left fielder Ryan Braun's decision to release a statement of apology instead of coming clean in front of a camera, members of the organization are pleased with what they read.
Braun, suspended for the remainder of the season July 22 for violations of the joint drug prevention program, released a 944-word statement Thursday...
Brewers players are glad that Ryan Braun has acknowledged he took performance-enhancing substances that resulted in his 65-game suspension by Major League Baseball.
His teammates think it's a good step to explain when he used banned substances. Catcher Jonathan Lucroy calls it ''was a good first step on the road to redemption.''
Braun released his statement...
I do not know if Ryan Braun is telling the entire truth. On the surface, it seems rather dubious that his use was only that small window of time that he mentions in 2011. After all, we have heard the same thing from A-Rod and perhaps we cannot be convinced to believe anything at this point. But his level of contriteness and accepting the full blame for his actions was a bit refreshing...
Ryan Braun finally spoke out — well, released a statement — about his 65-game suspension for performance-enhancing drug use on Thursday. Now that the tension has been alleviated, Braun’s Brewers teammates are letting the world know they’ve got his back.
Some of Braun’s teammates, namely catcher Jonathan Lucroy and relief pitcher John Axford, as well as Brewers manager...
For those looking for Ryan Braun's apology, he finally released a statement yesterday. Braun wrote a lengthy statement admitting to using PEDs, explaining why he accepted the suspension, and apologizing to those he hurt. In the statement, Braun never fully acknowledges seeking out PEDs, but he says he recognized what he was doing. Here's the statement in full:
To say Ryan Braun has had a rough go of it since being popped (again) for his involvement with performance enhancing drugs would be fair.
To say its been a rough week? Well...that would be an understatement. Consider this.
First, it was leaked that he told friends that the guy who collected his urine sample back in 2011 was an anti-Semite and a, get this, Chicago Cubs...
It's not over. For some, it never will be.
On Thursday, Aug. 22, our impatient wait came to what many have deemed an unsatisfying end to a new beginning. After months of speculation and discussion among fans and media alike, we were finally given what so many had been yearning for.
Responses ranged from anger, to sadness, to indifference. Quite simply, many were left wanting...