Milwaukee Brewers star Ryan Braun didn’t take long to realize that being attached to steroid king Alex Rodriguez is some seriously bad PR. While Braun has been adamant in the past that he has never used performance-enhancing drugs, a report is surfacing that Braun will soon be coming forward to admit previous PED use and the storm of lies that followed.
Braun has decided to come forward after reports that Alex Rodriguez leaked Biogenesis documents that led to the investigation in to Braun, so it’s obvious that the outfielder is just doing his best for damage control.
From the USA Today report:
Braun, according to people who are familiar with his plans, is ready to soon admit that he used performance-enhancing drugs in parts of the 2011 season, the reasons why he did it, and publicly apologize for the lies and deception.
People familiar with the plans, who spoke to USA TODAY Sports on the condition of anonymity because Braun has yet to make the announcement, said he has begun sending apologies to baseball officials, and is expected to express remorse in the statement. It’s unclear what specifics will be in the statement.
In the past, players that have been extremely remorseful often can shed the steroid cloud that would otherwise follow them for the duration of their career, but it is hard to imagine people coming back around and going back to their pre-steroids opinion about Braun after all of the lies that he spewed.