Milwaukee Brewers star Ryan Braun has finally come clean about being dirty. He has finally admitted that he had been using PED‘s and that he has been lying for the past 1 1/2 years. For the MLB that confession was no surprise. Braun tested positive in 2011, but said the test was flawed and MLB officials had a personal grudge against him.
According to USA Today Sports Braun said:
For a long time, I was in denial,” Braun said, “and convinced myself that I had not done anything wrong. … There is no excuse for any of this.
Braun, using a carefully worded written statement as the avenue for his admission to using “banned substances,” said he used an anti-inflammatory cream and lozenges in 2011 that turned out to violate MLB’s drug program.
It was a huge mistake, for which I am deeply ashamed,” he said, “and I compounded the situation by not admitting my mistakes immediately.
Braun says that he only took the PED’s to recover from a hamstring injury after the All-Star game.
“I was dealing with a nagging injury,” Braun said, “and I turned to products for a short period of time that I shouldn’t have used. The products were a cream and a lozenge, which I was told could help expedite my rehabilitation.”
While the PED’s did work, what didn’t work was the test, the lie and the ego-driven arrogance. Now that Braun has ‘come clean’ — partially because he has no other choice, you have to wonder, is he truly sorry? He says that he’s now being truthful. Do you believe him?
It’s always hard to assess a person’s sincerity when it shows up as a last resort option. There’s a lingering thought that if he had not gotten caught, he would not have apologized. However, it could be said that the pressure to do so may have forced him to deal with the truth and maybe push him forward to living it.
I hope he’s a better man when it’s all said and done.
“I felt wronged and attacked. But looking back now, I was the one who was wrong,” Braun said. “I am beyond embarrassed that I said what I thought I needed to say to defend my clouded vision of reality.”
What do you think?
Your Jersey Girlfriend,