Found August 22, 2013 on NESN.com:
PLAYERS: Ryan Braun
TEAMS: Milwaukee Brewers
Ryan Braun has finally spoken. After weeks of silence, the disgraced Brewers outfielder released a statement explaining his acceptance of a 65-game suspension from Major League Baseball. In the statement, Braun accepted responsibility and apologized for his actions, and said he has “no one to blame but myself.” “I have disappointed the people closest to me — the ones who fought for me because they truly believed me all along,” Braun said in the statement. “I kept the truth from everyone.  For a long time, I was in denial and convinced myself that I had not done anything wrong.” Braun broke down exactly what happened during the end of the 2011 season when he decided to use performance-enhancing drugs that violated the league’s Joint Drug Treatment and Prevention Program. Braun said he had been dealing with a nagging injury and turned to an unapproved cream and lozenge to help recover from the injury faster. Braun eventually tested positive for the banned substances, but vehemently de...
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