MILWAUKEE (WTAQ) - A new document was made public Friday afternoon which indicates closer ties between Milwaukee Brewers’ slugger Ryan Braun and a Miami clinic suspected of selling performance-enhancing drugs.
ESPN’s “Outside the Lines” show revealed a handwritten list of four players, including Braun, purportedly written by clinic founder Tony Bosch last April.
The network cited a source saying the four received performance-enhancing drugs from Bosch, and they owed him money.
That list included Braun, Alex Rodriguez, Melky Cabrera, and Francisco Cervelli.
The list had the number $1,500 beside it. ESPN said it was the amount of money Braun owed Bosch.“Outside the Lines” said the list is not definitive proof that Braun received or used PED’s. Either would draw a new suspension.
Braun was first tied to Bosch’s clinic in a recent Yahoo Sports report in which his name was on a different document that did not tie him to performance-enhancing drugs.
At that time, Braun said the clinic owner wanted $20,000 to $30,000 as a consulting fee – and there had been a dispute over that fee.
Braun reported to spring training Friday. Before the ESPN report came out, Braun had refused to answer questions about his earlier statement on his dealings with Bosch.
Celebrity attorney Martin Singer of Los Angeles told ESPN that Braun’s name is on the new documents only because Bosch was asked to be a consultant in Braun’s appeal from last year.
Two attorneys who represented Braun in that appeal – David Cornwell and Chris Lyons – refused to comment.
Braun repeated that he would cooperate with any investigation into the matter.
Major League Baseball is conducting a probe.