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    Re: Braun admits PED use

    Count me as one who thinks he is still lying/being deceptive.

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    Re: Braun admits PED use

    Quote Originally Posted by kaldaniels View Post
    Count me as one who thinks he is still lying/being deceptive.
    So roughly one of 7 billion?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dougdirt View Post
    So roughly one of 7 billion?
    What can I say I read he is the Anti-Arod (really?), so I was compelled to throw my 2 cents in.

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    Re: Braun admits PED use

    Quote Originally Posted by kaldaniels View Post
    What can I say I read he is the Anti-Arod (really?), so I was compelled to throw my 2 cents in.
    For the record, I didn't say that he IS the Anti-ARod, I said that he's coming across as the Anti-ARod. There is a difference there.
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    Re: Braun admits PED use

    Give the MVP back, so Matt Kemp can receive it, as he deserves.

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    Re: Braun admits PED use

    There is nothing redeeming about that statement for Braun. It comes across as completely disingenuous. It's full of empty, insincere apologies, more excuses, and admitting as little as he possibly can.

    However, anyone that sees it as redeeming and completely truthful... I have some swamp land in Florida that I'd like to sell you. I can unload it to you for a great price.

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    Re: Braun admits PED use

    Quote Originally Posted by savafan View Post
    For the record, I didn't say that he IS the Anti-ARod, I said that he's coming across as the Anti-ARod. There is a difference there.
    I don't know what that means. Sincerely.

    Example

    You are coming across as a jerk. But I'm not calling you a jerk. (Just an example, in no way are you jerk-like)

    Kinda reads the same in my book. I suppose you could mince it a bit, but the premise seems the same.

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    Re: Braun admits PED use

    Quote Originally Posted by kaldaniels View Post
    I don't know what that means. Sincerely.

    Example

    You are coming across as a jerk. But I'm not calling you a jerk. (Just an example, in no way are you jerk-like)

    Kinda reads the same in my book. I suppose you could mince it a bit, but the premise seems the same.
    I probably should have used the words "alleged intent" as in I'm sure the alleged intent of Braun's handlers is to release this statement now to make him appear to come across as the Anti-ARod to the general public.
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    Re: Braun admits PED use

    Whatever Ryan. Whatever.

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    Re: Braun admits PED use

    Aren't we being a little harsh? At least he didn't write an entire book in order to give us his confession.
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    Re: Braun admits PED use

    Quote Originally Posted by savafan View Post
    I probably should have used the words "alleged intent" as in I'm sure the alleged intent of Braun's handlers is to release this statement now to make him appear to come across as the Anti-ARod to the general public.
    Got it. That makes much more sense. Yep, that is his goal.

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    Re: Braun admits PED use

    This confession carries absolutely zero weight for me. He admitted to nothing more but what was already proven. With the additional evidence from biogenesis, his positive drug test now has corroboration, so the chain of custody issue is moot.

    So his statement admitted what was already proven. Its sole purpose was to present self-serving extenuation (the injury angle).

    Ryan Braun has learned nothing. He attempted to publicly label an innocent man doing his job as a racist.

    If he wants to show remorse, start by blatantly admitting that "I attempted to use the race card on an innocent man when I knew for a fact it was not warranted."

    That was potentially his worst offense... It could have ruined not only a man's career, but made him the target of public ridicule, hate and even violence.
    Just including that man in a blanket apology does not come close to cutting he mustard.

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    Re: Braun admits PED use

    Quote Originally Posted by Brisco View Post
    If he wants to show remorse, start by blatantly admitting that "I attempted to use the race card on an innocent man when I knew for a fact it was not warranted."

    That was potentially his worst offense... It could have ruined not only a man's career, but made him the target of public ridicule, hate and even violence.
    Just including that man in a blanket apology does not come close to cutting he mustard.
    This.

    His whole "But he's a Cubs fan who hates Jewish people!" act was pathetic. Ryan Braun is a complete loser.
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    Re: Braun admits PED use

    Quote Originally Posted by The Operator View Post
    This.

    His whole "But he's a Cubs fan who hates Jewish people!" act was pathetic. Ryan Braun is a complete loser.
    He's a complete loser, in addition to being a lying scumbag with sociopathic tendencies. I think that about covers it.

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    Re: Braun admits PED use

    Quote Originally Posted by savafan View Post
    Aren't we being a little harsh? At least he didn't write an entire book in order to give us his confession.
    He's not got on Oprah's couch and cried on her shoulder yet either.

    He's till not admitted to lying. He said he's made mistakes and apoligized for that. That's a step in the right direction but not the full step. He's still trying to rationalize his use of steriods. I'm sure small part of the reason was injuries but highly doubt that was the only reason. It will be interesting to see what happens to him from this point forward.
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