Milwaukee Brewers embattled left fielder Ryan Braun plans to tell the truth the whole truth and nothing but the truth. 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. And for the first time he will admit guilt. People close to Braun said he is eager to be the anti-Alex Rodriguez and is desperately trying to distance himself from the New York Yankees third baseman. He wants days like Friday when he was once again entwined with A-Rod to never happen again. Braun found himself in the headlines all day after a 60 Minutes report that someone in Rodriguez's "inner circle" implicated teammate Francisco Cervelli and Braun in the Biogenesis doping scandal by leaking documents with their names to the media. Rodriguez adamantly denied the report before Friday night's game at the Boston Red Sox. "I've been a member of the union for 20 years'' Rodriguez said "and it's important for the other guys to know for my reputation in this union that it never happened. And it didn't happen.'' Yet even as Rodriguez made his denials Braun was left facing more allegations this time by a longtime friend. Ralph Sasson Braun's friend from the University of Miami (Fla.) filed a lawsuit last month against Braun for defamation. According to ESPN the lawsuit alleges that Braun used illegal performance-enhancing drugs through his collegiate career at Miami committed academic fraud and took money from Hurricanes boosters.
Braun ready to come clean, admit to mistakes
USA Today | Aug 17