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Rodgers on Braun’s winning appeal: “Open up for some crow”

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Unlike Florio, I don’t hate baseball. But I don’t follow the sport one-tenth as much as I used to, so it’s hard to muster up an opinion about Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun winning an appeal that overturned his 50-game drug suspension on Thursday.

The guys over at HBT can handle that.  Oh, and Braun’s friend Aaron Rodgers is also rather fired up about the decision. Here goes:

“MLB and cable sports tried to sully the reputation of an innocent man. Picked the wrong guy to mess with. Truth will set u free #exonerated,” Rodgers wrote on Twitter. “When its guilty until proven innocent, all u need are the facts. #howsthecrowmlb #exonerated.”

The case helps to highlight the differences between the NFL and MLB drug policies, as pointed out by David Cornwell on PFT Live Wednesday. Rodgers wasn’t thinking about the odd details of the case when he celebrated Braun’s win.

“I’ll let my buddy take it from here. All u idiots talking about technicality open up for some crow too. See if Espn gets pressured not to . . . let the people hear the truth. Should get interesting. #exonerated#shhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh.”

Rodgers has taken some criticism for getting so emotional, but I like it. If you can’t get fired up about one of your best friends scoring a major victory, what’s the point of Twitter?

The idea is to get to know the athletes we follow a little better. Right or wrong, I know Rodgers a little better now.

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87 Responses to “Rodgers on Braun’s winning appeal: “Open up for some crow””
  1. bigmikeskinsfan says: Feb 23, 2012 6:56 PM

    he won on a technicality. Rodgers needs to distance himself as much as he can from hot topics like this.

  2. jakek2 says: Feb 23, 2012 6:59 PM

    White guy, young face of the league, playing for Selig’s former team. Of course that appeal was getting overturned. If Braun’s last name was Braunez, nobody would be eating crow.

  3. worldatlarge1 says: Feb 23, 2012 6:59 PM

    Rodgers can think whatever he wants, emotional or slate-faced, but #exonerated? Really Aaron? Hash-tag Exonerated? You’re gonna be one of those guys? I can hear you saying it in my head, you’re one of those guys now.

  4. jm11890 says: Feb 23, 2012 7:01 PM

    DISCOUNT DOUBLE CHOKE

  5. axespray says: Feb 23, 2012 7:01 PM

    didn’t braun have the herps or is that just a local rumor?

  6. pftalk says: Feb 23, 2012 7:02 PM

    Preach!

  7. rcali says: Feb 23, 2012 7:02 PM

    Yeah, bad move. Probably best to leave the tweeter in the desk drawer.

  8. jenniferxxx says: Feb 23, 2012 7:03 PM

    Was he exonerated … or did he win on some sort of technicality?

  9. rushmatic says: Feb 23, 2012 7:07 PM

    Sort of confirms what I already thought of Rodgers, and it ain’t very good.

  10. gator2006 says: Feb 23, 2012 7:08 PM

    Report: Rodgers developing “Herpes Double-Check” celebration for 2012 season.

  11. supermariojosh says: Feb 23, 2012 7:09 PM

    I freaking love Aaron Rodgers. He’s always got a chip on his shoulder about something for motivation. MVP’s! MVP’s! MVP’s!

  12. thehatefulnerd says: Feb 23, 2012 7:09 PM

    Maybe he’ll use it as motivation.

  13. tjp2033 says: Feb 23, 2012 7:11 PM

    Rodgers is turning into a loud mouth. With him being a wrestling fan, is this how he turns himself into a heel?

  14. claymath52 says: Feb 23, 2012 7:11 PM

    I for one am happy to see a star Athlete not take the PC route and stand up for a buddy over corporate networks. Rodgers keeps it real…

  15. vexey says: Feb 23, 2012 7:13 PM

    The “technicality” was a breach of chain of custody, a massive deal in a case such as this. It was a good thing this was overturned and a spotlight cast on the MLB and the testing procedure that let the leak happen in the first place.

    Rodgers is absolutely right, and I sincerely hope ESPN has to answer for the way it’s reported this.

  16. babyhorsemorgan says: Feb 23, 2012 7:13 PM

    Hahaha! Now Braun has “immunity”. He can scarf down a barrel full of PEDs every morning. With impunity.

  17. thepowerofgreen says: Feb 23, 2012 7:14 PM

    Baseball is a sport for purist…this guy is a stain…

  18. dadawg77 says: Feb 23, 2012 7:14 PM

    The only way Braun could have won was to attack the test, which he did. Under the strict liability policy baseball has, saying it was herpes medicine wouldn’t have worked.

  19. theuncletodd says: Feb 23, 2012 7:15 PM

    a win is a win is a win

  20. whatswiththehate says: Feb 23, 2012 7:16 PM

    Wow…It’s good to see those now in control of the NFL, the media, running the NFL like a cult.

    These players can’t say a damn thing without “BIG BROTHER like, PFT, ESPN, NFLN, breathing down their backs.

  21. unomasmore says: Feb 23, 2012 7:16 PM

    MLB says they are not happy about this. Take that for what it is worth…

    However, more likely than not Braun took PED’s.

  22. jimbo75025 says: Feb 23, 2012 7:20 PM

    bigmikeskinsfan says:
    Feb 23, 2012 6:56 PM
    he won on a technicality. Rodgers needs to distance himself as much as he can from hot topics like this.

    ———————————

    Agreed-there were obviously some concerns but the substance had to get there somehow. I would expect Braun to be tested out the yin-yang for quite a while now so one of three things will happen-

    1. No more positive tests and his numbers stay on par-everyone basically forgets about this in a few years.

    2. No more positive tests and his numbers drop greatly which will assure that someone brings up this technicality whenever his name is mentioned.

    3. He tests positive again in which case I am curious if this will be considered his first infraction (50 games) or if a second positive will validate the first in the eyes of MLB and they pursue a 100 game suspension out of the gate.

  23. cbass59 says: Feb 23, 2012 7:21 PM

    Once again, Selig fixes things for his old team. What a disaster for a commissioner. The guy has ruined MLB. Under his watch, the NFL and NCAA Football have become our national pastime. Any wonder why no one cares about the MLB playoffs anymore? Seriously, tv stations don’t want the MLB postseason games. DAncing with the Stars attracts a bigger audience.

  24. airnrodgers says: Feb 23, 2012 7:22 PM

    gotta give Rodgers props for not being afraid to speak his mind, haters can hate on him all they want but he makes a valid point

  25. kappy32 says: Feb 23, 2012 7:22 PM

    Seems there was a breach in the chain of custody delivering the sample to FedEx. The courier brought the sample home over the weekend instead of bringing it to the FedEx facility late on a Friday evening. The criminal defense attorney in me feels justice has been done, but the baseball fan in me is calling male cow manure. You cannot be innocent when the case is decided on a technicality. It was more or less a breach of contract that resulted in him being “exonerated.” The MLBPA & the MLB signed a contract which set forth the procedures for testing & the chain of custody was one of those procedures. Ultimately MLB is at fault here, but Braun is by no means innocent. For me to believe he is innocent, his “team” will need to go on a media blitz & show how a sealed sample could’ve been affected or tampered with by merely sitting in some lazy prick’s apartment for 2 days. 

  26. joelvis72 says: Feb 23, 2012 7:23 PM

    Rodgers had a ton of good will after waiting through the first round of the draft, enduring Favre’s antics, and winning the Super Bowl. But, like so many others, it’s going to his head. Happens to all of them in the end.

  27. contra74 says: Feb 23, 2012 7:34 PM

    Hey Aaron, 15-1 & done #shhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

  28. nineroutsider says: Feb 23, 2012 7:35 PM

    jakek2 says: Feb 23, 2012 6:59 PM

    White guy, young face of the league, playing for Selig’s former team. Of course that appeal was getting overturned. If Braun’s last name was Braunez, nobody would be eating crow.
    ———————————————————-
    I was really hoping the lawyer for Braun would utilize the “A Time to Kill” closing argument, but use Bonds as the subject. “Imagine him sitting there soaked in their unknown clear substance, can you see it?, can you see it?…now imagine he’s white”. Everyone looks up in shook and amazement, a young, white aspiring ballplayer runs out of the courtroom…”he’s free!”

  29. dontbescared says: Feb 23, 2012 7:43 PM

    Why cant people understand that less is more? Athletes who twitter only show their as…s. Rodgers doing this is only more proof. Lay off the twitter if you know what’s good for you.

    Does this mean Rodgers won’t ever be interviewed by ESPN again? If only…

  30. malekmj says: Feb 23, 2012 7:44 PM

    I am a MONSTER DETROIT LIONS FAN……and right now….. I LOVE MR. RODGERS. Preach on. So sick of these self righteous media types and their holier than though attitude. I would DX everyone that even talked an ounce of smack about me especially if I knew it weren’t true.

  31. lumpinyourthroat says: Feb 23, 2012 7:49 PM

    Here come the dorks with there torches and pitch forks. He’s a loud mouth, he’s a choker. All the while the face they are really seeing is that of the high school qb who dated the girl they dreamed about and shoved them in a trash can a time or 2. Get over it weenies. Aaron is the man!

  32. nopepper123 says: Feb 23, 2012 7:51 PM

    This overturn was to save Braun some embarrassment as to the real reason he is innocent. They had to find a technicality in order to save face……
    The man was innocent, but would you rather be innocent because you were treating yourself for “crabs” or would it be better to have it released as a FedEx mistake? Common, we can all see through this verdict……give the guy a break……..he’s the MVP and he deserves it.

  33. themonster49 says: Feb 23, 2012 7:52 PM

    “MLB and cable sports tried to sully the reputation of an innocent man. Picked the wrong guy to mess with. Truth will set u free #exonerated,” Rodgers wrote on Twitter. “When its guilty until proven innocent, all u need are the facts. #howsthecrowmlb #exonerated.”

    Poor Rodgers.. poor poor Aaron Rodgers.

    It is always harder after you’ve declared publicly your unconditional support, when the final news comes out.

  34. gslumbers says: Feb 23, 2012 8:03 PM

    What’s up w/ all the discount double choke talk. You guys sound pretty gay. Last I checked, Rodgers did nothing but light up the field all season long. When did he choke? I dig the guy. Plays full tilt, and will stick up for a buddy. Any one of you dip sh— would probably kill to have a buddy like that. Probably comes from bears fans. fibs

  35. bearsbuiltnfl says: Feb 23, 2012 8:04 PM

    Seriously, there are some of you who feel Aaron Rodgers makes a valid point?! We’re not dealing with a Mensa member guys, what the hell could he grasp about the intricacies of the kangaroo court they purvey in the MLB??? They’re as crooked as scoliosis, that’s why it’s not a game of purists anymore. But with Rodgers being a wrestling fan and all I can see how he’d get easily confused. Capt. Buck Rodgers should quit discount-double checking his twitter account and start working out a tag-team routine with Matt Flynn. They’ll be Buck Rodgers and The 14 Million Dollar Man!! Bears fans book your rooms on Bourbon Street, I’ll see you there!!!

  36. vikescry1 says: Feb 23, 2012 8:07 PM

    i like the fact that rodger’s was sticking up for his friend. it’s funny even though it leaked out and now he’s been cleared by a panel of judge’s (3rd party) not player or mlb people. and yet people still want to hate on him and rodgers for sticking up for him? just ask yourself this if you were in this position what would you do? yeah i thought so….

  37. jessethegreat says: Feb 23, 2012 8:14 PM

    I personally love that Rodgers is standing up for his friend. In sports, you often find NO LOYALTY.. but this is refreshing. Braun may have been at fault.. and if he choses to use steroids or “ped’s” down the road, he is going to be disciplined, but there were errors in the process that caused him to be suspended in the first place. He obviously had good attorneys, but you can’t fault him for ponying up for them.

    If he was an abuser (very likely may have been) it’s not like this will sudenly get him to change his ways. Like OJ (different situation), the glove didn’t fit, so they had to acquit. Also like OJ, if Braun was at fault and only got off on a technicality, he will make another mistake down the road that catches up with him. I’m not necessarily a believer in “karma”, but I do believe ones true character always shows thru in the end…. so from here on out, Braun is officially on watch.

  38. AlohaMrHand says: Feb 23, 2012 8:15 PM

    message to the players:MLB once again proves its incompetency and makes itself look like idiots.Take as much PEDS as you’d like.

  39. machester52 says: Feb 23, 2012 8:16 PM

    Rodgers and Braun are the best things to happen to the NFL and MLB, respectively.

  40. gator2006 says: Feb 23, 2012 8:17 PM

    Rex Ryan: “open up for some toe”

  41. jpb12 says: Feb 23, 2012 8:21 PM

    Seriously.
    Who is Ryan Braun?

  42. Carl Gerbschmidt says: Feb 23, 2012 8:25 PM

    How is it a technicality? There’s a reason why there’s a chain of custody. You haters can suck it. Go Brew Crew!

  43. goforthanddie says: Feb 23, 2012 8:26 PM

    I thought Rodgers was smarter than that. There’s my lesson for the day.

  44. katrinasafterbirth says: Feb 23, 2012 8:27 PM

    Discount Double Clap

  45. couldntthinkofaname says: Feb 23, 2012 8:36 PM

    jakek2 says: Feb 23, 2012 6:59 PM

    White guy, young face of the league, playing for Selig’s former team. Of course that appeal was getting overturned. If Braun’s last name was Braunez, nobody would be eating crow.

    __________________________

    If you had a brain, PC idiot, you wouldn’t have made thatpost. I suppose Manny Ramirez is innocent, and being framed because he’s latin.

  46. cbass59 says: Feb 23, 2012 8:36 PM

    wow, selig fixing things for his former team again.

  47. neelymessier says: Feb 23, 2012 8:41 PM

    No way he didn’t put something into nis body to cause the highly elevated testosterone. They already let someone take it FedEx and overnight it, so 24 hours of ambient temperature are not an issue. If it sat for 48 hours ( this wasn’t a cop who believed he was guilty) then was overnighted, testosterone wouldn’t synthesize or replicate itself. Since there is no motive for tampering, it is a moot point. The person taking it to FedEx could always tamper with it on the way to ship it.

    Braun got off on a breach of contract, but he most certainly broke the PED rules.

  48. dlmcc1010 says: Feb 23, 2012 8:42 PM

    “White guy, young face of the league, playing for Selig’s former team. Of course that appeal was getting overturned. If Braun’s last name was Braunez, nobody would be eating crow.”
    ——————————————————–

    Guys like you set things back about 50 years. Stay classy.

    MLB is actually furious that this guy will walk free because they are sensitive to the fact that Selig didnt know or didnt care what went on in the 90’s. The technicallity is a total joke. the guy had 20 times the normal amount of testosterone in his system, along with synthetic testosterone. Rodgers is making himself look about as bad as the guy who made the quoted comment above

  49. philtration says: Feb 23, 2012 8:47 PM

    You can like Rodgers for his play but every time he opens his mouth he proves that he is kind of an idiot.

  50. therealjr says: Feb 23, 2012 8:48 PM

    I agree, what’s the point of Twitter?

  51. johnnyb216 says: Feb 23, 2012 8:59 PM

    Hey contra,
    3-13. And no end in sight. I hope you have a nice blanket. It gets pretty cold in the cellar. And your going to be there for awhile.

  52. cannonballdookie says: Feb 23, 2012 9:12 PM

    Ugh, I don’t think I like Rodgers anymore…

  53. sepnasty says: Feb 23, 2012 9:12 PM

    cbass59 says: Feb 23, 2012 7:21 PM

    Once again, Selig fixes things for his old team. What a disaster for a commissioner.

    __

    a panel of independent arbitrators voted 2-1 in Brauns favor. The commissioner you want to blame had NO CHOICE in the matter. Nice try.

  54. chowface86 says: Feb 23, 2012 9:23 PM

    Maybe the pack can trade him for Manning finally….

  55. vanmorrissey says: Feb 23, 2012 9:25 PM

    Agree with kappy32. Let Braun and his defense team come up with exact methodology as to how it generated such a high test level, how the synthetic test even got in there in the first place. Come clean
    on everything, then we’ll see. Manny never tested positive until his later years, A rod never except for Mitchell report, Bonds never. Innocent? Don’t think so, just not guilty by technicalities, whatever. Lets see how he produces this year, and future years, then we’ll see. Of course all we’ll hear is with no Prince to protect him in the lineup his numbers will surely go down. Only you know for sure Braun, and if you don’t reveal things the public will continue to look at you also as being tainted. Sorry, you got the money that’s the way it goes.

  56. dolfanatik says: Feb 23, 2012 9:36 PM

    braun is white. point blank period

  57. lbpackfan says: Feb 23, 2012 9:41 PM

    contra –

    How did the Vikes do this year?

    #50+yearsoffailure

  58. rugdog100 says: Feb 23, 2012 9:52 PM

    Hey johnnyb216,

    You’re wrong again…

  59. losangelasbasketball says: Feb 23, 2012 9:52 PM

    Theres more clean urine in the tour De france than the mlb.

  60. slobberknockered says: Feb 23, 2012 9:53 PM

    Bonds did not get that “love” at all. Hmmmmmmm, I wonder why? Hmmmmmmmmm.

  61. themonster49 says: Feb 23, 2012 9:54 PM

    One thing i have realized while pondering this whole thing and reading peoples comments, is… Rodgers, most likely, got his info from one side, regardless of who or how or when, though most likely since the beginning.

    Would you tell anyone, even your best friend, if you were guilty, if they couldnt get you out of it? Nope, you would lie to them. I go out of my way to do no wrong but the odds are not in my favor if i was ever in that situation, i would probably end up telling the lie to a lot of people.

    P.S. Have you ever heard of any package carrier taking your packages home for a couple of days? Ever? For any reason? Arent these packages scanned and tracked and accounted for? Two days are you serious how did nobody oh i dont know go looking for it, these drivers are reemed to the T if they screw something up, that goes for being absolutely responsible for all packages on that truck. FedEx wouldnt have waited two days first off, they would have discovered where it was and went and got it and fired him by the second day. As to the other reason some people mentioned, this is a billion dollar enterprise with government eyes specifically watching the process of banned substances, stories dont get changed that far by any league to make one person not look like half the people in the country.

    Ok, so maybe the guy is innocent. But probably not.

  62. dramatic14life says: Feb 23, 2012 10:05 PM

    Ryan Braun is a douche bag….he wears tight affliction t-shirts and floppy fishing hats. Refers to himself in the third person (seen it at a club in milwaukee). And Rodgers should shut his face and work on a new celebration dance and keep making guys like Jordy Nelson relavent.

  63. hooterdawg says: Feb 23, 2012 10:11 PM

    @themonster49: From what I heard, you have your facts wrong. It was lab personnel who did not drop the sample with FedEx on a Saturday because he didn’t want it to stay in the facility over the weekend. There was confusion over the requirement to ship the sample ASAP. His mistake was not keeping it in the lab over the weekend instead of taking it home.

    But the point is that Braun’s legal team did not dispute the positive test result – just the chain-of-custody procedure technicality. So Roger’s is congratulating a ‘cheater’ – and it is he who will be eating crow once the truth sinks in.

  64. conjecture101 says: Feb 23, 2012 10:13 PM

    Hey Aaron, instead of worrying about the MLB you should be worrying about how the NFL has turned into a flag football league. At least baseball as a sport still resembles the game that made it popular in the first place. As for the Goodell-Era NFL, you would think it was a different game all together.

  65. packerfanfornot4life says: Feb 23, 2012 10:17 PM

    monster 49 you need to actually read the story for the facts. The person (MLB employee?)was supposed to take it to fed ex in a timely manner and instead took it home with him

  66. stuckonwords says: Feb 23, 2012 10:18 PM

    I couldn’t seem to reply, so I have to quote to respond. Please bear with me.

    NeelyMessier said:
    “No way he didn’t put something into his body to cause the highly elevated testosterone. They already let someone take it FedEx and overnight it, so 24 hours of ambient temperature are not an issue. If it sat for 48 hours ( this wasn’t a cop who believed he was guilty) then was overnighted, testosterone wouldn’t synthesize or replicate itself. Since there is no motive for tampering, it is a moot point. The person taking it to FedEx could always tamper with it on the way to ship it.

    Braun got off on a breach of contract, but he most certainly broke the PED rules.”

    Everyone hates lawyers…until they need one. There’s a *reason* laymen shouldn’t defend themselves in the court of law: they aren’t educated in law.

    Neely, I’m not trying to hammer you here, because you’re saying what many are thinking (even me, to a large extent). But the problem is, that’s now how a country…this country, the United States…can run its legal system. What you’ve said is what we call “specious”. (Specious: 1. apparently good or right though lacking real merit; superficially pleasing or plausible: specious arguments. 2. pleasing to the eye but deceptive.) In other words…it looks good; it sounds good. But there’s just something wrong about it.

    Most people use the naked eye approach. They use “common sense”. The common sense, naked eye view of this is that Braun got off on a technicality, but we all know better.

    But when it comes to our law…..and THANK GOD for this…..it’s not about what we think…it’s not about what we believe. It’s about what we know.

    You state that you know there is no motive for tampering? Really? Because that’s exactly why there is a “technical process” in place for how samples are to be handled. The idea is to eliminate any possibility that someone with motive could affect the process. That’s why it’s done. You don’t know whether some deranged Cubs fan (sorry, Cub fans) decided to fork out more money than that courier could turn down (does he have a cousin with cancer?). Stranger things have happened. The idea behind the process is to make it impossible for the slew of possibilities to come to fruition.

    “he most certainly broke the PED rules”. Well…then what’s the point of having a contract, spelling out the process? What’s the point of having courts? 99% of the time I can hear the “evidence” and just skip all that rigamarole and throw the lousy bastard in prison. Well…until I hear of the hundreds and hundreds and hundreds of prisoners being released from prison based on DNA evidence who were put there “beyond reasonable doubt”. I often wonder what the hell people call “reasonable” anymore.

    And that’s why we have law. And that’s why we have lawyers. And when the day comes that it’s your DNA linked to a murder, you’re going to be damned supportive of the testing process “technicalities”.

  67. gb4mn0 says: Feb 23, 2012 10:36 PM

    johnnyb216 says:
    Feb 23, 2012 8:59 PM
    Hey contra,
    3-13. And no end in sight. I hope you have a nice blanket. It gets pretty cold in the cellar. And your going to be there for awhile.

    ——————————————–

    contra, the self-proclaimed football expert because he played football all the way up to the NCAA level and has seen the affects of an ACL tears on any athlete, is use to the celler. He’s been living in his mommy’s since high school.

  68. acmepacker says: Feb 23, 2012 10:37 PM

    pb12 says:
    Feb 23, 2012 8:21 PM
    Seriously.
    Who is Ryan Braun?
    ******************
    Can you say MVP?

  69. textexington says: Feb 23, 2012 11:08 PM

    Braun isn’t suspended!!! Eat it Haters!!!

  70. situsavaisprier says: Feb 23, 2012 11:19 PM

    What is the big fuss about? Rodgers voiced his opinion on Twitter. Man, you can’t say anything without it hitting the media and then becoming Headline News. Enough of all of this “choirboy right way” approach. He has a right to be happy for his friend.

  71. situsavaisprier says: Feb 23, 2012 11:21 PM

    Also, I hope people realize that Rodgers didn’t grab a camera and stated talking. He posted it on Twitter and the media, who’s quickly becoming just like the paparazzi, made it into more than it should’ve been.

  72. stercuilus65 says: Feb 24, 2012 12:18 AM

    It’s amazing that this was the best reason they could come up with was that by waiting the weekend it wasn’t sent “as soon as possible”? Really? Yeah right.
    It couldn’t be that they were protecting the mvp?
    So transparent.
    BTW: The chain of custody was never broken nor was the seal broken which was signed by Bruan.

    He got off but he wasn’t innocent. Deal with it.

  73. mcthompso says: Feb 24, 2012 2:23 AM

    As a Reds fan, I was really hoping the Brewers would be sans Braun for 50. If he wins on a technicality, he wins on a technicality. Kudos to him, and the appeal process for being more than a given.

    Here’s to hoping the production from that 4 slot slips enough to make them struggle.

  74. kingpel says: Feb 24, 2012 3:41 AM

    Why is testing for HGH so damn hard?

  75. hguell13 says: Feb 24, 2012 3:45 AM

    Greg, speaking as a Wisconsinite and Cheesehead, we love the friendship shared by our two most revered and adored sports icons in our state. It’s an amazing feeling having two MVP’s in our state, as small as our markets may be. But what is even more amazing is having that connection between the two. The special bond they have forged. It’s one thing, in our small markets and tight knit state, to have a NFL MVP, as well as National League MVP as well! But it just feels so right being a Wisconsinite, knowing the men we so idolize and look up to have forged such a special bond. You don’t see this often , if ever. You dont often hear about this barrier being broken, two sports superstars becoming best friends. Idols in the same state! It’s so special to be a Cheesehead. We love Ryan and Aaron!

  76. stellarperformance says: Feb 24, 2012 6:43 AM

    Twitter is the most narcissistic invention since the mirror. I care as much for Rodgers’ opinion as my next door neighbor, and I can avoid him. But I am glad Braun got off on a technicality. A technicality can take the place of subjective discretion, in other words…common sense….when it is absent and unavailable.

  77. bigbluefan1 says: Feb 24, 2012 7:51 AM

    Erin
    To bad you did not get this fired up for a playoff game 15-1 and done

    I guess if your in Greenbay and you do not win it all it gets kind of boring

  78. eaglesw00t says: Feb 24, 2012 8:09 AM

    packerfanfornot4life says:
    Feb 23, 2012 10:17 PM
    monster 49 you need to actually read the story for the facts. The person (MLB employee?)was supposed to take it to fed ex in a timely manner and instead took it home with him

    —————————————-

    Right back at you. Seems like a lot of people here dont know the facts.

    It was a Saturday evening. The 5 local approved Fed Ex locations were not open. The next available time to drop it off was Monday. The courier was doing his job. He put it in what he considered a safe location, his fridge.

    Read the article about this over on HBT. It sure sounds according to the facts, like all necessary measures were met, except what is considered a secure fridge. And that is up for interpretation too.

    In other words, the MVP tested positive, and they didnt want another stain on baseball. They erred on the side of caution, and let the guy off because they could.

    If he werent the MVP, most likely, the suspension would still stand.

  79. savocabol1 says: Feb 24, 2012 9:14 AM

    I am sure it has already been said in these comments but Rodgers is an idiot. Braun was cleared because of procedural flaws. The positive test was never argued, just the way it was handled. Exonerated means that the positive test was in fact wrong.

    It is the same as a guy who beat up someone and there is a ton of witness but beats the charges because, the cops mishandled some evidence, or didn’t read the criminal his rights, or prosecutors messed up the law.

    Discount double check.

  80. dohpey28 says: Feb 24, 2012 9:35 AM

    Rodger’s reaction kind of reminds me of the JO supporters back in the day.

  81. dukemarc says: Feb 24, 2012 10:08 AM

    Technicality or not, Braun offered up his DNA to prove the sample had been contaminated – MLB refused. Yet another example of how far MLB has fallen.

  82. lavamachine says: Feb 24, 2012 11:45 AM

    Rodgers; Integrity, Intelligence, & Loyalty
    Hey Bear fan just because you can use the word Mensa does not make you a member, did Hester get his invite yet? When Rodgers’ speaks he can actually use his own thoughts and words. He does not say what you want to hear he says what he means…..” Refreshing” Haters will never flourish, never reach the apex of success because they are too busy value judging all those that make them insecure.

    Come to G.B. one and all and you will enjoy an experience like no other…….5 Star treatment to all fans, and don’t be afraid to wear your teams colors we enjoy competition!

  83. contra74 says: Feb 24, 2012 12:32 PM

    lavamachine says:
    Feb 24, 2012 11:45 AM
    Come to G.B. one and all and you will enjoy an experience like no other
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    Im from the ‘big city’ and I got to enjoy an awful experience when I was in Green Bay. That place only appears on a map during the NFL season.

  84. deconjonesbitchslap says: Feb 24, 2012 8:36 PM

    LaRon Landry:

    holy roids!

  85. footballrulz says: Feb 25, 2012 3:27 PM

    Contra — you classless clown–crawl back to your basement. You are a disgrace to Vike fans.

    MBAmyazzzzz #sshhhshhhhhhhhh

    Let’s see how long they leave this one up.

  86. captaintriumph says: Feb 25, 2012 6:28 PM

    Idiotic and classless comments by Rogers. Cheating, money, and greed, at the expense of keeping the sport pure, is what ruined baseball and made it boring. Everyone knows Braun ‘won’ on a technicality.

  87. eaglesw00t says: Feb 27, 2012 8:07 AM

    captaintriumph says:
    Feb 25, 2012 6:28 PM
    Idiotic and classless comments by Rogers. Cheating, money, and greed, at the expense of keeping the sport pure, is what ruined baseball and made it boring. Everyone knows Braun ‘won’ on a technicality.
    ————————————-

    I dont know if I would say classless…but definitely idiotic.

    Saying #exonerated would imply he was proven correct. Nothing was proven at all in this whole thing. Just that a rich guy who can afford the right attorney can manipulate the system any number of ways to gain freedom.

    I dont really care myself either way. But after reading the HBT article on the specifics, and how exactly everything went down, I wouldnt be surprised at all to see MLB take this one to court.

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