Originally posted on Bush League Chronicle  |  Last updated 8/17/13

Milwaukee Brewers maligned slugger Ryan Braun plans to set the record straight regarding his link to performance-enhancing drugs.According to his friends, who spoke to USA TODAY Sports on the condition of anonymity, said Braun is expected to make a public announcement soon, which he plans to admit using performance-enhancing drugs in parts of the 2011 season, as well as the reason for doing so.Braun will also allegedly issue an apology to everyone from Commissioner Bud Selig to urine collector Dino Laurenzi Jr. to his teammates and fellow players for lying and deceiving.One of the motives for Braun's confession is said to be in an effort to distance himself from embattled New York Yankees third basemen Alex Rodriguez. Rodriguez has come under intense heat over the last few weeks in the midst of the Biogenesis scandal.On Friday, ESPN broke a story alleging

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