ESPN: Braun called other players for support during appeal
Ryan Braun has been away from the Brewers for several weeks, but the buzz surrounding Braun's suspension and PED use continue.
A report from ESPN's Buster Olney Sunday night says that Braun called other players around the league to lobby for support during his appeal of a drug suspension early in 2012. The report says Braun had information on sample collector Dino Laurenzi, Jr., including that Braun had been told Laurenzi was an anti-Semite. Braun is Jewish.
Also on Sunday, Diamondbacks manager Kirk Gibson lashed out at Braun, saying that he had one question to ask Braun face-to-face and wondering if the Brewers slugger is "about rehearsed by now" and "about ready to come out" about his use of performance-enhancers.
Braun was suspended 65 games by Major League Baseball last month.