The Ryan Braun suspension is still making headlines as former teammates and other MLB players have commented on the situation.
Dodgers starter Zack Greinke played with Braun for about a year in Milwaukee and along with Dodgers outfielder Matt Kemp, he voiced his disappointment in Braun.
Speaking to Dylan Hernandez of the LA Times, Greinke wasn’t happy about finding out about Braun’s season long suspension:
The main thing is, yeah, he lied to us,” Greinke said. “He forced us to lie for him, threw people under the bus in order to help himself out and didn’t care, blamed others for his mistakes and it’s just a lot of things you don’t expect from people.
Kemp voiced his disappointment since he lost the 2011 MVP award to Braun and defended him when allegations of PED use surfaced last year.
Braun is under advisement not to speak out about the situation, but said that he plans to speak when he’s legally allowed to.
Hernandez asked Greinke if he himself believed Braun after spending time as his teammate for a period of time:
Oh, yeah, 100% believed him,” Greinke said. “Everything was so convincing. He had people to blame. He seemed like a really good guy. He was a good teammate at the time. How could you not believe him? He was so convincing.
Braun’s suspension sounds like the first of many as major league baseball gathers more information about players connections to the Biogensis Clinic in Miami.
Greinke won’t be the last major leaguer to voice their disappointment at Braun or anyone else connected, but his comments are certainly the most revealing thus far.
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