NEW YORK, NY (WSAU) Major League Baseball vice-president Rob Manfred denies that Milwaukee Brewers’ All-Star Ryan Braun is the main target of its latest probe into performance-enhancing drug use.
U-S-A Today says Braun is “Public Enemy Number-One” in baseball’s investigation of the players who were reportedly listed as clients or creditors of Bio-Genesis. Braun has insisted that he was only on the list because clinic owner Tony Bosch was a consultant for his successful appeal last year of a 50-game suspension for being caught taking synthetic testosterone.
Braun said his drug sample was mishandled. And the overturning of his suspension reportedly angered baseball executives at the time, and resulted in new testing procedures. National reporters questioned Braun’s explanation about Bosch, saying Bosch was not a credible consultant for the appeal.
A few weeks ago, E-S-P-N uncovered new records showing that Braun on a four-player list from the clinic, with an amount of money next to his name. U
-S-A Today quoted Braun as saying, quote, “I’ve always tried to do everything right in life, and I’m proud of what I’ve accomplished. You get to the point where you almost don’t care what people think. But anybody that knows me, and who has ever known me, knows who I am. They know the way I live my life. They know I’m a good person.”
Braun did not elaborate at Spring Training today.