A Thorough Analysis Of Ryan Braun Lying To The World Last Year While Talking About His Integrity, Honor, And Dignity
Zach Berger 11:25 am, July 23rd, 2013
Last year, Ryan Braun was suspended for violating Major League Baseball's steroid policy after testing positive for elevated testosterone. Braun denied that he ever took the substance and appealed, winning on what we now know was a technicality after the sample collector failed to ship out the test as soon as possible.
Instead of quietly going back into baseball, Braun held a press conference last February, proclaiming his innocence and calling himself the victim of a failed process. We now know that he wasn't a victim of anything. Before we take a closer look at some of the more noteworthy quotes from the presser, here's the video:
"I want to thank my teammates, many of whom supported me, through this entire situation."
They don't anymore:
Word out of the Brewers clubhouse almost universal: They were glad Ryan Braun got suspended. He straight-up lied to teammates. They're mad.
"As I've previously stated, this was without a doubt the biggest challenge I've ever faced in my life, and it's made it that much more challenging that I've had to deal with it publicly. I truly view this challenge as an opportunity just as I've faced every challenge in my life as an opportunity."
What was challenging about it? The part where you had to find a loophole to beat the system or the part where you lied through to your teeth to your teammates, coaches, fans, etc.? Because you made the lying part look pretty easy.
"I tried to handle the entire situation with honor, with integrity, with class, with dignity, and with professionalism because that's who I am and that's how I've always lived my life."
Instead of honor, integrity, class, dignity, and professionalism, let's go with dishonesty, disrespect, and lack of morals. Those seem more accurate.
"By no means am I perfect, but if I've ever made any mistakes in my life, I've taken responsibility for my actions. I truly believe in my heart and I would bet my life that this substance never entered my body at any point.
Except for that one time that you did make a mistake and you didn't take responsibility for it. Other than that though, your record is squeaky clean there. I truly believe in my heart and I would bet my life that you're a cheater and a liar.
"I have always stood up for what is right. Today is about everybody who's ever been wrongly accused."
The irony just keeps growing.
"I will continue to take the high road because that's who I am and that's the way that I've lived my life. We won because the truth is on my side. The truth is always relevant, and at the end of the day, the truth prevailed."
It certainly did, Ryan. It certainly did.
"With what's at stake -- this is my livelihood, my integrity, my character, everything that I've ever worked for in my life being called into question -- we need to make sure that we get it right."
And get it right we did! Unfortunately, getting it right doesn't seem to be reflecting to well on your livelihood, integrity, or character.
tl;dr LOL, Ryan Braun.
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