BRAUN MAKES STATEMENT
August 22, 2013INDIANA SPORTS PAGE
Ryan Braun broke his silence Thursday regarding his suspension for violating the Basic Agreement and its Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program.
The Brewers outfielder said he took them during the end of the year as he was trying to heal from a "nagging injury."
"The products were a cream and a lozenge which I was told could help expedite my rehabilitation. It was a huge mistake for which I am deeply ashamed and I compounded the situation by not admitting my mistakes immediately," the statement read.
"I deeply regret many of the things I said at the press conference after the arbitrator's decision in February 2012," the statement read. "At that time, I still didn't want to believe that I had used a banned substance. I think a combination of feeling self righteous and having a lot of unjustified anger led me to react the way I did. I felt wronged and attacked, but looking back now, I was the one who was wrong."