Perhaps instead of a suspension, Braun should work to restore the name of the man who's reputation he ruined...
As previously seen, Ryan Braun was simply unable to bring himself to say "I didn't do it" and sounds like a qualifier on steroids in his 'denial.' If you recall, it brought laughter from around ball parks.
Here is his latest quote. Has he learned anything? Has he actually admitted anything in the past?
He tested positive and was suspended; but then his lawyer appealed because the sample wasn't sent in on a timely manner. Now listen to him carefully:
Does he accept responsibility? Remember, do not interpret, but listen:
As I have acknowledged in the past, I am not perfect. I realize now that I have made some mistakes. I am willing to accept the consequences of those actions. This situation has taken a toll on me and my entire family, and it is has been a distraction to my teammates and the Brewers organization. I am very grateful for the support I have received from players, ownership and the fans in Milwaukee and around the country. Finally, I wish to apologize to anyone I may have disappointed – all of the baseball fans especially those in Milwaukee, the great Brewers organization, and my teammates. I am glad to have this matter behind me once and for all, and I cannot wait to get back to the game I love.
For regular readers, please comment on the following:
1. He does not apologize, as he sets a condition upon it.
2. He does not admit
3. He does not accept responsibility
4. He minimizes
5. He uses distancing language
6. Who matters to the subject? Who is most important?