During his time in Wisconsin, Green Bay Packers star quarterback Aaron Rodgers has done his part to help reinstall a winning way into the organization. With one Super Bowl ring already in his possession, Rodgers is a king up in Wisconsin, but his friend and business partner Ryan Braun is now treading in a completely different direction.
Braun accepted a season-ending, 65-game suspension for his involvement and use of performance-enhancing drugs. More importantly, Rodgers says that he lied to him about it and that’s not something that is respectable and in all, it’s simply disappointing. The two stars have a Wisconsin-based restaurant named after them and the two have remained so close that Rodgers believed him when Braun told him that he did not use performance-enhancing drugs. That obviously turned out to be the lie and more so, pretty much a slap in the face to the Packers quarterback.
So, should Rodgers just simply disassociate himself from Braun at this point?
Well, it’s a personal matter, so who really cares, but it’s just a head-scratching situation to boot. Why would Braun lie to someone he called his friend? If I were Rodgers, I’d want nothing to do with him. You look at the Packers quarterback and you see a star who has catapulted his career into team-based success. Braun on the other hand, has had success, but it was aided by an illegal use of performance-enhancing drugs. In turn, the Milwaukee Brewers have exactly been kings of the MLB while Braun has contributed to the team.
Oh well, Braun is done for the season and Rodgers is now preparing to defend his back-to-back NFC North championships. Time to move on.
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