I think the Ryan Braun suspension may have fried my brain because I’m not sure that title makes sense but whatever. After swearing up and down that he would never cheat and that he was an innocent victim being wrongfully accused by all the bad men has finally come up against a wall of evidence too high to be denied.
Instead of holding a press conference on the field to apologize to the world in the same way he lied to them just last year, Braun sheepishly released a statement admitting, in so many words that he was a liar and a cheat.
“As I have acknowledged in the past, I am not perfect,” Braun said in the statement. “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.”
I’m not clear on the part where Braun has acknowledged in the past that he wasn’t perfect, in fact, I seem to remember the opposite of that.