Days after being ridiculed for defending Ryan Braun in the Milwaukee Brewer’s battle against allegations of PED usage, Aaron Rodgers expressed his disappointment over finding out his friend lied to him.
The 2011 NFL MVP expressed his disappointment in the Braun situation to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel on Friday:
“I was shocked, I really was, just like many of you were,” Rodgers said in a jam-packed press gathering in front of his locker after the Packers’ first training camp practice. “I was backing up a friend. He looked me in the eye on multiple occasions and repeatedly denied these allegations and said they were not true.
“So, it is disappointing, not only for myself as a friend, but for obviously Wisconsin sports fans, Brewer fans, really baseball fans. It doesn’t feel great being lied to like that and I’m disappointed in the way it all went down.”
Look, the whole issue of Rodgers giving away a year’s salary because he was proven to be incorrect is silly.
He shot his mouth off and looked foolish as a result. The awkwardness Rodgers may feel after being lied to is enough punishment for me.
The only make good from his standpoint is to donate a portion of his salary to a charity instead of an actual person.
Better to do that than have someone buy a collection of Bugattis and new homes from A-Rod’s 2013 salary.