Posts Tagged ‘Ryan Braun’

Yes! Acquitted (by technicality) PED user Ryan Braun addresses the herpes rumors

February 24, 2012

At today’s completely indignant press conference, a defiant and condescending Ryan Braun lashed out at Major League Baseball for their idiotic drug testing chain of custody policies.

You’ll recall that just days after being named the National League MVP it was reported that Braun faced a possible 50 games suspension for a positive PED/steroid test. Braun denied ever taking performance enhancing drugs and immediately appealed his positive drug test.

An MLB arbitor overturned Braun’s suspension yesterday. The suspension was overturned primarily because rather than sealing Braun’s urine test and immediately mailing it off to the lab, the official MLB drug tester took the piss home with him for the weekend and stuck it in the fridge. Seriously!

However, one of the most interesting aspects of the story is at today’s press conference Braun INSISTED to address the Ryan-Braun-has-herpes rumors that have been circling the Internet. Yes, Braun himself made it a point to say he’s never had an STD. On record in front of a bank of microphones.

See for yourself. It’s at the 3:48 mark of this tape:

 

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Ryan Braun herpes rumors picking up steam

January 9, 2012

What a terrible offseason for National League MVP Ryan Braun. First news came out that the Milwaukee Brewers outfielder tested positive for steroids and faces a possible 50 game suspension. Like all juicing athletes, Braun is proclaiming his innocence. However, in his case, if Braun’s defense is accurate it might worsen his image.

Yes, Ryan Braun is apparently going to play the herpes card in an attempt to get out of his PED suspension. Multiple baseball and gossip websites are reporting that Braun’s astronomically high steroids level are a result of his genital herpes medication. The mainstream media has not picked up on the rumors based on the scummy and absolutely charming sources reporting the story. 

So far even Wikipedia and scandal sites like Deadspin.com aren’t even touching the Ryan-Braun-has-the-herp story. Although Braun’s camp did issue a statement about a “private medical issue” and “unusual circumstances.”

TWENTY-FIVE-YEAR-OLD OUTFIELDER WANTS TO TELL MILWAUKEE BREWERS GENERAL MANAGER HOW TO DO HIS JOB

July 6, 2009

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Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun certainly has a lot of guts. Yesterday the 25-year-old outfielder was named a starting outfielder for the National League in this month’s All-Star Game. As TBS announcers pointed out during the All-Star Selection Show, Braun is the first Brewers position player to start in consecutive All-Star Games since Robin Yount. Braun is definitely a franchise player. He is hitting .326 with 16 home runs and 58 RBI.

Interviewed yesterday about his selection to the All-Star team, Braun took the opportunity to call out his team’s pitching staff and general manager. Said Braun,

 

“We’re at  the point right now where it would be important for us to go ot there and acquire somebody.”

 

The Brewers were blasted by the Chicago Cubs this weekend, losing two of three. Brewers pitchers had a 7.29 ERA in the series. Braun goes off even more, making Anthony Witrado’s piece in the Milwaukee Journal a must-read.

Braun blasted the Brewers pitching staff saying of the Cubs, “They threw the ball a lot better than our starters did…they were the better team.” Braun also specifically mentioned Brewers general manager Doug Melvin and added “it would be nice to make a move to help us out.”

 Braun’s comments are incredibly ballsy. You NEVER hear a player call out members of his own team. Certainly not a contending club’s entire pitching staff and GM. Keep in mind braun is a young player who was in the minors two seasons ago.

Milwaukee isn’t exactly the media center of the universe. Braun’s comments are going largely unnoticed on the Internet.