Former Milwaukee Brewers starting pitcher Zack Greinke is not happy with the entire Ryan Braun situation. The right-hander was with the Brewers during the 2011 season in which Braun was allegedly using performance-enhancing drugs to help propel Milwaukee into the postseason and beyond. Like Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers, Greinke believed Braun. Now, he is just as mad as everyone else who Braun used to cover his tracks.
“Not even talking about the player. It’s just the person,” Greinke said, according to the Los Angeles Times. “Just the fact that he was willing to use anyone that got in his path. The closer you were to him, the more he would use you. It’s just disappointing that a human being could be like that.”
Greinke has proven time and again that even though he is not much of a talker, he will certainly speak his mind with an honest tone when he feels it to be necessary. He was brutally honest several times as a member of the Brewers and he certainly has no problem opening up about Braun. The fact is he is hurt, just like everyone else.
“The main thing is, yeah, he lied to us,” Greinke told the Los Angeles Times. “He forced us to lie for him, threw people under the bus in order to help himself out and didn’t care, blamed others for his mistakes and it’s just a lot of things you don’t expect from people.”
There is a good chance Greinke and Braun will never speak again, which is something that is perfectly fine with the pitcher. However, Greinke would make one exception, as there is still one thing that he would like Braun to do.
“The fact that even to this day he hasn’t had a real apology is really upsetting to me,” Greinke said. “I thought about it a bunch. He still hasn’t really apologized.”