Ryan Braun's steroid suspension makes Aaron Rodgers look really bad

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Braun apparently fooled his friend and fellow Wisconsin sports superstar.
When allegations that then-reigning National League MVP Ryan Braun used performance-enhancing drugs first came to light in February 2012, fellow Wisconsin sports superstar and California native Aaron Rodgers came to his buddy's defense. He even offered to bet his salary that Braun didn't use PEDs.

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That's looking more foolhardy than ever after Braun was suspended without pay for the rest of the 2013 season for "violations of the Basic Agreement and its Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program," as an MLB statement released Sunday put it.

Here's what Rodgers had to say about the Braun allegations last year: Rodgers hasn't yet weighed in on the suspension, but in a statement, Braun, for the first time, acknowledged making "some mistakes." Over the past year and a half, he's staunchly maintained his innocence.

Here's Braun's statement:
"As I have acknowledged in the past, I am not perfect. I realize now that I have made some mistakes. I am willing to accept the consequences of those actions. This situation has taken a toll on me and my entire family, and it... has been a distraction to my teammates and the Brewers organization.

"I am very grateful for the support I have received from players, ownership and the fans in Milwaukee and around the country. Finally, I wish to apologize to anyone I may have disappointed -- all of the baseball fans especially those in Milwaukee, the great Brewers organization, and my teammates. I am glad to have this matter behind me once and for all, and I cannot wait to get back to the game I love."
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MicheleBachmann
MicheleBachmann topcommenter

Aaron Rodgers just proves that every day you spend in Wisconsin makes you dumber.  

digitalprotocol
digitalprotocol topcommenter

people at local gyms on PEDs are also pathetic and cowardly

Bob Taugner
Bob Taugner

So I guess what this means is that you are to trust no one. Ever. Why is this being taken as Rodgers has committed some sin his own self? Or this just grasping at straws by jealous and Vicarious Viking fans?

Erin Lohfink Bitter
Erin Lohfink Bitter

It's not making Rodgers "look bad." He was supporting a friend. He was wrong. End of story. Next subject please, I'm bored. However, all of the knee-jerk-reaction comments of "PACKERS SUCK" are amusing me. Hehehe

Erin Lohfink Bitter
Erin Lohfink Bitter

It's not making Rodgers "look bad." He was supporting a friend. He was wrong. End of story. Next subject please, I'm bored.

digitalprotocol
digitalprotocol topcommenter

Braun is pathetic!  rodgers is typical wisconsin idiot now

vincentkv
vincentkv

He's not worried, Only 96 days until the Vikings make him look great. :(

Aaron Biggar
Aaron Biggar

Who's eating crow now. Or is that Raven (s)?

Onan
Onan

@Bob Taugner  - Yes, grasping at straws by re-posting Rodgers own Tweets.

yoopie93
yoopie93

@Erin Lohfink Bitter   When you stand up for a guy on Twitter whom the entire world knows is lying, repeatedly use the hashtag #exonerated, tell all of the fans and sports media to eat crow and call them idiots in the process, and even offer a year's salary to someone who calls you out (let's see if he follows through on that)--only to have it all come back and bite you in the ass because you were wrong all along--you LOOK BAD.  Period.  It's okay for you to be a Packer fan, but try not to be delusional about it.

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