In 2011, Milwaukee Brewers’ star outfielder and MVP Ryan Braun was accused of testing positive for performance enhancing drugs. Braun would then go on to appeal the accusation, one which he would eventually win on what some would call a technicality. Now, just one year later, his name has been found on a report by Yahoo! Sports pertaining information about the on-going investigation into Biogenesis, a Florida clinic that has been linked with performance enhancing drugs. In the report, Braun’s name is said to be listed along with an amount of money that he owed the clinic.
Braun released a statement Tuesday afternoon after the report came out. In it, he stated that he and his lawyer used Tony Bosch as a consultant for his appeal last season. “During the course of preparing for my successful appeal last year, my attorneys, who were previously familiar with Tony Bosch, used him as a consultant,” Braun said.
The fact that he is listed as still owing money is was also addressed. “There was a dispute over compensation for Bosch’s work, which is why my lawyer and I are listed under ‘moneys owed’ and not on any other list,” Braun said said. “I have nothing to hide and have never had any other relationship with Bosch.
Braun’s name was on a list that included New York Yankees’ star Alex Rodriguez. Others on the list were Melky Cabrera, Francisco Cervelli and Danny Valencia.
Last week the Miami New Times released a list of players who were connected with Biogenesis that included Rodriguez, Gio Gonzalez, and Nelson Cruz.