MIAMI, FLA (WSAU) 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.
E-S-P-N’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 15-hundred beside it. E-S-P-N 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 P-E-D’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-to-30-thousand dollars as a consulting fee – and there had been a dispute over that fee.
Braun reported to spring training yesterday. And before the E-S-P-N 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 E-S-P-N 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.