(GREEN BAY, Wis.) — Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers was “shocked” to hear friend and business partner Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun’s admission to violating baseball’s rules against using performance-enhancing drugs.
Rodgers, who co-owns a restaurant outside of Milwaukee with Braun, said Braun looked him in the eye multiple times and denied that he ever was using PEDs.
Last year, Rodgers even went as far as saying on Twitter that he would bet his 2012 salary that Braun didn’t use PEDs.
“It’s disappointing, not only for myself as a friend but for obviously Wisconsin sports fans, Brewer fans, Major League Baseball fans,” Rodgers said. “It doesn’t feel great being lied to like that, and I’m disappointed about the way it all went down.”
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