Referring to his suspension for using performance enhancing drugs as an “extended off-season,” Ryan Braun told reporters recently at a Fan Fest event that he is excited to be back with the Milwaukee Brewers for the 2014 season.
Discussing what it has been like to speak with fans again in anticipation of his return, Braun said the following:
I made a mistake; I made a big mistake. I don’t expect everybody to be supportive or everybody to be understanding or everybody to understand where I was coming from. I certainly didn’t anticipate the amount of support I received.”
In a bizarre twist, Braun said that he is looking forward to the pressure of getting heckled by opposing fans. Here is the rest of the interview (video courtesy of MLB.com):