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Ryan Braun’s suspension should prompt different reaction from Aaron Rodgers

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With Ryan Braun suspended for the balance of the baseball season, all eyes are on A-Rod.

And not just Alex Rodriguez.  From the NFL’s perspective, folks will be interested in seeing whether Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers has anything to say about the situation.  After all, the Packers quarterback responded aggressively in 2012, when Braun avoided a 50-game suspension.

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

He told me the truth and I believed him and I felt like there were some media outlets that immediately jumped on a story like that,” Rodgers later explained in an interview with ESPN.  “And the ramifications that can happen in this business when it’s a guilty until proven innocent system are far reaching.  And it’s not just personal and reputation stuff, it’s dollars through endorsements.”

Now, Braun has told the world a different kind of truth:  “I realize now that I have made some mistakes. I am willing to accept the consequences of those actions.”

Rodgers, who has a reputation for being a bit on the sensitive side, could react angrily to the fact that he went to bat (no pun intended) for a guy who told him something other than the truth.  If he does, however, Rodgers will be criticized by some for being disloyal.

But not by us.  Braun took advantage of his friendship with Rodgers, and Rodgers ended up looking bad for it.  He has every right to end the friendship, and to call Braun out.

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186 Responses to “Ryan Braun’s suspension should prompt different reaction from Aaron Rodgers”
  1. thegreatgabbert says: Jul 22, 2013 8:54 PM

    Meehh…they probably met each other at the crooked doctor’s office.

  2. 808raiderinparadise says: Jul 22, 2013 8:54 PM

    Jordan Rodgers got cut and Aaron Rodgers made a fool in same day.

    Bad day for the family.

  3. seabreezes51 says: Jul 22, 2013 8:55 PM

    Braun should be apologizing to that guy he went after in the first place….

  4. timbuttrum says: Jul 22, 2013 8:56 PM

    Agreed 100%. Rodgers stuck his neck out for this guy and now looks like an idiot. Definitely should be the end of that friendship.

  5. virger says: Jul 22, 2013 8:56 PM

    cannot wait to see the haters spin this on Rodgers

  6. Stiller43 says: Jul 22, 2013 8:57 PM

    Brauns an effin tool and Rogers should have kept his mouth shut about it in the first place.

    But speaking of people eating crow, rodgers………

  7. jhein23 says: Jul 22, 2013 8:57 PM

    If I was Aaron Rodgers I would end my friendship with Ryan Braun after this. Definitely remove my name from the restaurant they have together in Brookfield, WI.

    The lying press conference Ryan Braun gave in spring training 2012 was terrible. But lying to a close friends face is far worse like he did to Rodgers, all his Brewers teammates, Bob Uecker, Doug Melvin & Mark Attanasio.

  8. citizenstrange says: Jul 22, 2013 8:57 PM

    Where’s your Messiah now Rodgers?

  9. staubach12ismyidol says: Jul 22, 2013 8:58 PM

    Aaron Rodgers doesn’t have hair one if he doesn’t call Braun what he is. A cheating piece of $#!t…

  10. silverandblack052099 says: Jul 22, 2013 8:58 PM

    How is the Crow, Aaron?

    I’ve got one for ya:

    Birds of a feather flock together.

  11. rcali says: Jul 22, 2013 8:59 PM

    This is going to be a fun bunch of comments. Rodgers is going to be spending all night clicking on the “Report Comment” link.

  12. truthfactory says: Jul 22, 2013 9:00 PM

    If Rodgers actually looked at the facts as he directed others to do, he would have seen that Braun tested positive, but was let off because of a technicality of how the sample was handled. If he was dumb enough to believe what Braun was spewing than thats his own fault for being so niave.

  13. atlfan31833 says: Jul 22, 2013 9:00 PM

    He was lied to like the rest of us. How he responds now will show his character.

  14. robkeezy says: Jul 22, 2013 9:01 PM

    If he’s smart, he’ll say two words. “Next question.”

  15. Wisconsin77 says: Jul 22, 2013 9:02 PM

    Like: “Where am I going to get my performance enhancing drugs now?”

  16. thegonz13 says: Jul 22, 2013 9:02 PM

    Sorry Aaron, but Braun lied to you. #busted. #bulls**t

  17. scoops1 says: Jul 22, 2013 9:03 PM

    He was defending his friend….anyone else would have done the same thing

  18. johnnyjagfan says: Jul 22, 2013 9:05 PM

    End the friendship? Man, friends make bad decisions, too.

    Aaron should remain silent on this matter & drive you guys nuts.

  19. skoobyfl says: Jul 22, 2013 9:05 PM

    Forgive & forget, your fallen ex-friend.

  20. puckthefatriots says: Jul 22, 2013 9:05 PM

    Okay Aaron, tell me again, who is the idiot.

  21. seans17 says: Jul 22, 2013 9:06 PM

    Maybe

  22. thejuddstir says: Jul 22, 2013 9:06 PM

    Rodgers is a great QB but I was really surprised when he got so offensive in his support of Braun whenever everyone….including the other MLB players…..knew he was cheating. Being there to support someone who does wrong is one thing, but Rodgers took it to another level by being so vocal and constant nose thumbing of MLB, the fans and the public. He needs to eat HIS crow and issue an apology to everyone.

  23. whatjusthapped says: Jul 22, 2013 9:06 PM

    Of the top 50 problems facing Rodgers going into the season, this doesn’t even make the list.

    He should just say he is disappointed, hell, the if there is anything a Viking fan can relate to, its disappointment! You can lose all 4 of the Superbowls, and the last 5 NFC championship games you appeared in and not be disappointed, devastated too.

  24. seans17 says: Jul 22, 2013 9:07 PM

    Maybe Rodgers will shut his stupid, arrogant mouth until he knows facts

  25. ud1hens says: Jul 22, 2013 9:08 PM

    I’m more curious if Rodgers follows through on this tweet:

    Aaron Rodgers ✔ @AaronRodgers12

    @toddsutton ya I’d put my salary next year on it. #ponyup
    #exonerated

    5:47 PM – 23 Feb 2012

  26. michaeljacksonisback says: Jul 22, 2013 9:08 PM

    What a stupid idiot

  27. stellarperformance says: Jul 22, 2013 9:08 PM

    Rodgers got catfished.

  28. rereynol says: Jul 22, 2013 9:09 PM

    The truth has now set Aaron free to look like a naive fool. Everyone on the planet knew Braun got off on a technicality before (except Aaron).

  29. yojoemama says: Jul 22, 2013 9:09 PM

    What’s Aaron Rodger’s tweeter account? It’s our turn to to call him an idiot and a gullible fool.

  30. nyyjetsknicks says: Jul 22, 2013 9:10 PM

    Can the NFL fine him for excessive hash tags?

  31. tomcous says: Jul 22, 2013 9:12 PM

    Maybe Aaron “mis-remembers”? This is very disappointing … A-Roid should be banned for good at this point … but I had hoped Braun was on the up & up …

    I think Aaron should just come out & say he’s disappointed that the MLB has suspended Braun for the rest of the year and just leave it that … they obviously have the proof this time around.

  32. dolphindubs says: Jul 22, 2013 9:13 PM

    Call him out with as much vengeance as you called out the media or YOU ARE A HYPOCRITE A-ROD!

  33. bantry1234 says: Jul 22, 2013 9:13 PM

    The eyes. The nose. They’re twins I swear. Braun, creep. Rodgers, moron. The end.

  34. YouMadCauseImStylingOnYou says: Jul 22, 2013 9:14 PM

    Discount Double Cheat

  35. filthymcnasty1 says: Jul 22, 2013 9:14 PM

    It should be interesting. Rodgers has a history of knocking these sort of media curve balls out of the park.

  36. packfntk says: Jul 22, 2013 9:15 PM

    You put shame to Brewers fans Braun. You lied to us. You lied to Rodgers, and you got caught. For shame.

  37. davearnone says: Jul 22, 2013 9:16 PM

    That’s what friends do, they support each other.

    My guess is AR will express his disappointment in Braun, but will reaffirm their friendship.

    AR ain’t a hater.

  38. jamaltimore says: Jul 22, 2013 9:17 PM

    Just another reason why Joe Flacco is the Best QB to lead your team in today’s NFL. Hat flap, twitter fools, uncle rico, uggs and the buick boy plus the rest of the jokers. Jersey Joe Just wins and does what he’s supposed too. Haters gonna hate it but get ready for many more championships in charm city. REPEAT!

  39. vgferenzi says: Jul 22, 2013 9:17 PM

    The truth will set Rodgers free…it will also set his year’s salary free:

    The tweet in question on February 23.

    Todd Sutton (@toddsutton) asked Rodgers: “ @AaronRodgers12 you really believe he didn’t you PED’s???? #delusional”

    Rodgers responded: @toddsutton ya I’d put my salary next year on it. #ponyup #exonerated
    Good news Aaron, @toddsutton takes cash or check.

  40. 6kings says: Jul 22, 2013 9:17 PM

    I am guessing Rogers shared a needle with Braun…based on his defense of the bum.

  41. niallofthenine says: Jul 22, 2013 9:17 PM

    Do you want some hot sauce with your Crow Aaron?
    You mad, crow!?

  42. webehighrollin says: Jul 22, 2013 9:18 PM

    Both Rodgers and Braun are straight from Home Depot. #Tools

  43. ranoversquarells says: Jul 22, 2013 9:19 PM

    Suspend Rogers for idiocy

  44. doe22us says: Jul 22, 2013 9:20 PM

    I really like A Rod but on this case he has a disease called #footinthemouthsyndrome… spoke to soon and even when the facts were coming out everyone knew that Braun got away on a technicality. A Rod how that egg taste like???

  45. lgbarn says: Jul 22, 2013 9:20 PM

    Rodgers should worry about the Packers. People lie especially when money is at stake.

  46. casualcommenter says: Jul 22, 2013 9:20 PM

    I don’t begrudge Rodgers at all.

    He did what you’re supposed to do when your buddy looks you in the eye and swears that he has been falsely accused. You defend him publicly and without reservation.

    Unfortunately, bad things do happen to good people, and by doing what he thought was the right thing, Rodgers ended up being proven wrong.

    Such is life.

  47. hatesycophants says: Jul 22, 2013 9:21 PM

    Are you predicting a divorce or a trial separation?

  48. cardsfann1 says: Jul 22, 2013 9:21 PM

    Hahahahaha. Rodgers is a douche bag!

  49. mackcarrington says: Jul 22, 2013 9:22 PM

    This just goes to show that anyone can be lied to.
    And anyone is capable of telling a lie.

  50. johnjb2315 says: Jul 22, 2013 9:22 PM

    Screw Green Bay, go BEARS

  51. kyannalashae says: Jul 22, 2013 9:22 PM

    I agree with you Florio, Aaron Rodgers does have every right to end his bromance with Braun and fans of the Brewers , Packers and NFL fans should not shun him for it!

  52. somekat says: Jul 22, 2013 9:23 PM

    Where is Rodgers tweet with #gullible 45 times?

  53. taintedsaints2009 says: Jul 22, 2013 9:25 PM

    Like you said, Rodgers isn’t at fault for batting for his friend who he thought was innocent. I applaud him for standing up for the guy. He is absolutely right about guilty until proven innocent when it comes to the media culture in this country. And I’m a Vikings fan.

  54. bestbitter says: Jul 22, 2013 9:27 PM

    I think you mean Ryan Braun*.

  55. stallyns1 says: Jul 22, 2013 9:28 PM

    Truth be told, Rodgers has been one of the first non family members that Braun has confided in in the past about things. As admitted by Rodgers and Braun. I’m almost 100% positive that before this story broke that Braun talked to his family, his team and Rodgers in that order.

    Plus Rodgers is very guarded with what words he uses so I find it highly likely that Rodgers doesn’t comment on this before TC opens on Friday. Plus until we know the full story, how can you speculate that Braun ever lied to Rodgers.

  56. bantry1234 says: Jul 22, 2013 9:29 PM

    #SHHHHHHHHHHHHH

  57. watermelon1 says: Jul 22, 2013 9:30 PM

    Why would/should anyone care what Aaron Rodgers thinks of Ryan Braun?!?

    People can’t form their own opinions? They need a celebrity to tell them what is and what isn’t?

    Sorry, I just want Aaron Rodgers to play football. And he’s not even on the team I root for. I couldn’t care less about what he thinks on Braun… Baseball… Or Miley Cyrus.

  58. youarejealousof6rings says: Jul 22, 2013 9:30 PM

    LOL, what an idiot.

  59. phootball says: Jul 22, 2013 9:31 PM

    He better speak up soon or Aaron Rodgers will be considered just as much of a coward and phony that this bum Ryan Braun is.

  60. NoWearMan says: Jul 22, 2013 9:31 PM

    Erin rogers is an ignorant and arrogant tool. I hope he getsraked over the coals.

  61. obsessedvikingfan says: Jul 22, 2013 9:33 PM

    In a few day, who is going to care about baseball anyways?

    The NFC North is going to have some epic games this year.

  62. Iknoweverything says: Jul 22, 2013 9:37 PM

    Well at least Aaron Rodgers now looks just as stupid as all the Packers fans after Golden Tates heroic, gravity defying touchdown CATCH

  63. packerbackernj says: Jul 22, 2013 9:37 PM

    You the man, Aaron. But I hope your feet are clean, because you have a foot in your mouth atm.

  64. moerawn says: Jul 22, 2013 9:39 PM

    Should’ve “doublechecked” Braun’s story.

  65. weaselpuppy says: Jul 22, 2013 9:39 PM

    Throw 5 picks against the Lions this year and he’ll be forgiven.

  66. gtodriver says: Jul 22, 2013 9:41 PM

    Maybe Rodgers is just as dirty as Braun…

  67. mane1979 says: Jul 22, 2013 9:41 PM

    You think A. Rodgers puts cheese on his crow?

  68. mnjoemama says: Jul 22, 2013 9:46 PM

    Sewers !

  69. tokyosandb1aster says: Jul 22, 2013 9:46 PM

    Who cares? This is Wisconsin. We’ll deal with it. glug glug glug glug glug glug glug

  70. idothis2 says: Jul 22, 2013 9:48 PM

    i’m pretty sure Aaron will be throwing a glass of wine in Braun’s face during their candlelight dinner…

  71. jeffinstlouis says: Jul 22, 2013 9:50 PM

    Classy thing to do would be to apologize for defending him. He doesn’t have to call Braun out for being a liar.

    The real question is whether MLB will do the classy thing and give runner up Matt Kemp the 2011 MVP. He had more HRs, RBIs, and SBs than cheater Braun.

  72. dbarnes79 says: Jul 22, 2013 9:52 PM

    Too bad for Rodgers. He had every right to defend his friend but shouldn’t have been so bold.

  73. sfsugator says: Jul 22, 2013 9:54 PM

    Braun is an idiot jus like Rodgers. Take alook at Braun two,years ago compared too today, rather skinny. Hmmmmmmmmmmmm wonder why?

  74. cardslifer says: Jul 22, 2013 9:54 PM

    Hmm.
    How’s the crow taste Mr. Rodgers?
    Or will it be Mr. Braun, or Rodgers-Braun.

    Not sure what name he will take.

  75. vuudu says: Jul 22, 2013 9:56 PM

    Oh no, Rodgers can not keep quiet now. He needs to let us know how the crow really taste like, the one we chewed was a bit sour.

    I was surprised by Roders’ reaction thought it borne out of love, but now I am not so sure.

  76. packerblitz says: Jul 22, 2013 9:58 PM

    Rodgers was just being a loyal friend who trusted a guy who lied to his face. As a Brewers/Packers fan, I’m pretty disgusted with Braun right now. I am proud of the fact that Rodgers is the starting QB of my favorite team. Not just because he is one of the top QBs in the league, but because he’s a stand up guy who really goes out of his way to help people. If you are a Packer lover or hater, you can’t deny the good this guy does. Check this out –

    http://itsaaron.com/

  77. abusementland says: Jul 22, 2013 9:58 PM

    I guess Rodgers should have done a “Double Check” on his buddy’s story…..

  78. Iknoweverything says: Jul 22, 2013 9:59 PM

    This is hilarious.

    Rodgers whined, cried, threw a tamtrum and believed it because Braun said it wasn’t true so I believed him. It’s not true! It’s not true!! All of you are liars!!!!.

    Packers fans cried, whined, threw tantrums and believed the Seahawks didnt really beat the Pack last year cause idiots said it wasn’t a “catch”..
    Its not True!!! It wasn’t a Catch!!! Not fair!! We won;t play ever again!!!!

    Well Aaron, Braun DID cheat, and he made you look like the simpleton you really are.

    Packers fans, Seattle DID win, it WAS a C A T C H, and you still look like the whining , sniveling, crybaby sore loser, simpletons as last year

  79. funshipm174 says: Jul 22, 2013 9:59 PM

    Aaronthink for yourself next time.
    #Guilty shhhhhhhh!

  80. heeeeelzfan says: Jul 22, 2013 10:02 PM

    Ouch.

  81. mjones018 says: Jul 22, 2013 10:04 PM

    Aaron Rodgers, who is the idiot who should be eating crows now? Answer: You of course. You are the idiot since your friend Ryan Braun the cheat can’t hide behind technicalities and lies anymore. Aaron, how do you spell GUILTY?

  82. facebookuser111 says: Jul 22, 2013 10:05 PM

    Doesn’t he owe some guy on twitter this years salary on account of a bet he made last time Braun was in trouble?

  83. larrydavid7000 says: Jul 22, 2013 10:06 PM

    JUST GOES TO SHOW YOU ONE LOSER SUPPORTING ANOTHER LOSER. NOW RODGER DODGER NOW HAS TO EAT CROW. WHAT A PUNK.

  84. packfaninvikeland says: Jul 22, 2013 10:07 PM

    As PA would say: BOX!!

  85. fosback11 says: Jul 22, 2013 10:11 PM

    I applaud PFT for bringing this up. Aaron Rodgers has to respond to this.

    Btw – they are more than just friends. They have opened two restaurants together …called MVP of something. Nice association with a liar and cheater.

  86. jayniner says: Jul 22, 2013 10:11 PM

    You forgot to mention that on Twitter, Rodgers responded to a follower that he’d put up this year’s salary — $4.5 million — that Braun would test clean.

    Put your money where your mouth is Rodgers! But then again, I recall a little bet you made where you were supposed to wear an Alex Smith jersey if you lost, and yeah, you lost….

  87. txbossman says: Jul 22, 2013 10:13 PM

    How about you let those two hash it out and stop giving advice where none is wanted or warranted?

  88. jazsrt says: Jul 22, 2013 10:14 PM

    Whoops.

    Good thing crow isn’t a p.e.d., ey, Rodgers?

    #idontevenknowhowtousetwitter

  89. bigtganks says: Jul 22, 2013 10:14 PM

    This isn’t the legal system. You are guilty until proven innocent and that’s how it should be. Just ask Aaron Hernandez what the patriots did to him. He didn’t have to be proven guilty in court. Tired of everyone acting like its the judicial system when public opinion convicts someone of being guilty when it coincides with what everyone else has been guilty of.

  90. jackdaniels1 says: Jul 22, 2013 10:18 PM

    Aaron said he’d bet his year’s salary if Braun were found guilty. Time to pay up Aaron. If he doesn’t, send Hernandez after the prettyboy to collect

  91. mikezakmn says: Jul 22, 2013 10:18 PM

    Hopefully Aaron takes the high road,…talks to Ryan in private, and keeps matters to themselves. As the saying goes “no good deed goes unpunished”, so it’s best not to say anything in public that could be twisted out of proportion…

  92. smstonerock says: Jul 22, 2013 10:23 PM

    Wow, I had no idea Aaron Rodgers was such a dbag.

  93. smstonerock says: Jul 22, 2013 10:24 PM

    “#shhhhhhhhhhhhh”. Lol. Dbag

  94. huskerguy says: Jul 22, 2013 10:25 PM

    Wonder how the restaurant will do?

  95. annarborwhodey says: Jul 22, 2013 10:26 PM

    A little too much trust? That’s an overstatement. #shhhhhhhhhhhhhhh Aaron.

  96. textexington says: Jul 22, 2013 10:28 PM

    People makes mistakes. Superbowl MVP’S of 13 time WORLD CHAMPION football teams,win Championships. Go Pack Go!!!!

  97. petecarrolmorelikecheatpayroll says: Jul 22, 2013 10:30 PM

    Rodgers needs to go “Shhhhhhhh…” when asked about Braun. Don’t give the media NOTHIN’, and as much as I dislike Ryan Braun myself, don’t throw your boy under the proverbial bus!

    Go Pack!

  98. asublimeday says: Jul 22, 2013 10:32 PM

    Rogers is a tool

  99. henryjones20 says: Jul 22, 2013 10:34 PM

    why are you assuming a-rod was lied to? maybe actually he knew the truth but just assumed Braun wldnt be dumb enough to get caught a second time so he decided to gloat for his boy.

  100. harrycanyon says: Jul 22, 2013 10:37 PM

    Aaron Rogers should play football and SHUT HIS MOUTH. Great player, but a train wreck everytime he opens his mouth to the media.

  101. reed20fence says: Jul 22, 2013 10:38 PM

    Rodgers was right about one thing though, some of you petty tyrants in the media do seem to revel in destroying people through your twisting, spinning, and insinuating about things you have little factual basis for.

  102. kd75 says: Jul 22, 2013 10:39 PM

    I will Rodgers’ bet for one year’s salary that Braun is Guilty as sin.

  103. brewcrewfan54 says: Jul 22, 2013 10:44 PM

    How did Braun take advantage of Rodgers? Rodgers tweeted on his own, braun didn’t make him. I’m a fan of both but they both screwed themselves.

  104. tinopuno says: Jul 22, 2013 10:44 PM

    Had Rogers simply defended Braun, no public apology or back tracking would be necessary. He chose to go well beyond that in his vilification of any and all who called Braun out for beating the PED rap on a weak technicality. His comments were WAY over the top!

    It will be interesting to see what…if anything…Rogers now has to say on the matter. My guess is we’ll hear nothing from him!

  105. ball20hawk says: Jul 22, 2013 10:48 PM

    I’m soooo over this same old story. Player swears on everything holy that he would never use performence enhancing drugs and that he has nothing to hide blah blah blah………..Then after they finally can’t hide anymore they come out and “ADMIT” that they made a “MISTAKE”. And you actually have some people in the MLB coming out and praising this guy for stepping up and admitting his wrongdoing. When the truth comes out what else can they do? He already lied to everyone and now that he is officially caught he ADMITS to it??!? No, that’s not an admission it’s a piss poor attempt to look like your taking responsibility for your actions when really you already lied your a$$ off and made alot of other people like aaron Rodgers look almost as stupid as you.

  106. cavington says: Jul 22, 2013 10:55 PM

    Rodgers should be castigated for his comments. Not just because of his verbal attacks but using childish and stupid comebacks to try and defend his cheater of a friend. As dumb as his comments were at least he wasn’t wearing a FREE HERNANDEZ hat.

  107. vfan76 says: Jul 22, 2013 10:56 PM

    The two A-Rods (Spankys and Fudgers) are fools.

  108. lushy21 says: Jul 22, 2013 10:56 PM

    Tool’s. go take your valtrex

  109. countduku says: Jul 22, 2013 11:00 PM

    If Rodgers ends the friendship, will Braun appeal it based on the fact that the person communicating that to him took too long to deliver the message????

  110. mdenemiller says: Jul 22, 2013 11:00 PM

    Comment from Florio back then:

    “Rodgers is right. And that’s why we periodically harp on the importance of maintaining confidentiality until any suspension has been finalized, especially when it comes to performance-enhancing drugs. Sometimes, the player is exonerated, but the stigma doesn’t disappear.”

    Still think Rodgers was right? Braun was never exonerated, it was a chain of evidence issue.

  111. joemontanaflaccid says: Jul 22, 2013 11:02 PM

    I know he won’t give up his salary, but a $100,000 sounds good.
    #paytheman

  112. uwsptke says: Jul 22, 2013 11:03 PM

    I just want to know when they are having the Braun jersey exchange at Miller Park.

  113. tokyosandb1aster says: Jul 22, 2013 11:09 PM

    “This is Wisconsin, glug glug, glug, glug”.

  114. bigblue5611 says: Jul 22, 2013 11:18 PM

    Rodgers is a tool and the biggest cry baby ever.

  115. dumbhobby says: Jul 22, 2013 11:19 PM

    All it proves is athletes aren’t paid to be pr folks for a good reason.

  116. thejuddstir says: Jul 22, 2013 11:32 PM

    Remember, back in February, Rodgers tweeted that he would bet his entire 2013 salary that Braun wasn’t a cheat and using PED’s etc……..while no one expects him to honor that bet, the least he can do is make a public statement/apology to sports fans everywhere as it was all sports fans that he was dissing with his “unconditional support”.

  117. baddegg says: Jul 22, 2013 11:47 PM

    So how long before Rodger Godell suspends Rodgers for wagering on sports?

  118. wininer says: Jul 22, 2013 11:48 PM

    Rodgers bet a years salary that Braun was not a cheater. Think he’ll pay up? I think this will be bet #2 he’ll welch on.

  119. cball77 says: Jul 22, 2013 11:58 PM

    Hey Aaron,

    I have a cousin in Nigeria who happens to be a prince who has a multi million dollar oil fortune waiting for him – he just needs you to wire him $50,000 dollars and he’ll cut you half off his fortune. Please help.

  120. taj77 says: Jul 23, 2013 12:13 AM

    Still LOLing, Discount Double Cheat.

  121. wheels579 says: Jul 23, 2013 12:17 AM

    That any of you care about the status of Rodgers’ friendship with Braun is ridiculous. None of you so eager to bail on someone so quickly over this would make a good friend anyway.

  122. hendeeze says: Jul 23, 2013 12:25 AM

    Aaron Rogers doesnt pay up his bets. Don’t expect any money @toddsutton. We have yet to see Rogers don the Niners Jersey he was supposed to wear.
    #doesntpayup

  123. fafaflunky says: Jul 23, 2013 12:37 AM

    im suprised coltswin and peytons
    neck are not bashing rg3 on this post..
    it does involve a qb after all..
    coining a name andrew SUCK

  124. bunglesandbears says: Jul 23, 2013 12:58 AM

    If Lance Armstrong taught me anything, it’s that anyone is capable of lying through their teeth to if multiple millions of dollars are on the line.

  125. iamthorny says: Jul 23, 2013 1:05 AM

    Somewhere, Roddy White and Victor Cruz wonder why this story couldn’t have broke, oh, let’s say 10 days or so, ago?

  126. gregm5s7 says: Jul 23, 2013 1:14 AM

    Rodgers if anything has been overly supportive of both the Brewers & Milwaukee Bucs. I think this was an extension of that, and he got burned. And it looks bad.

    Overall Rodgers has been a class act & is well liked. Some of these comments I’m reading, don’t forget Braun is the liar and cheat who should be kicked out of his sport. Don’t be surprised if Rodgers does own his mistake (trusting Braun), he’s owned everything else good or bad so far.

  127. contra74 says: Jul 23, 2013 1:31 AM

    LOL Rodgers is just like the packer fan base…a bunch of delusional idiots. Rodgers had to defend Braun because if Braun goes down the next one in line to get hammered for use of PEDs is Rodgers. Good luck packer homers.

  128. lnfinite says: Jul 23, 2013 2:06 AM

    Rodgers should take the easy way out. Fake an injury and stay on IR for the rest of the year as damage control. Then relaunch a new image promotion for the 2014 season. Packers finish 4th place get a high draft choice and hopefully address their pathetic offensive line. Packer fans will yap about the past for the rest of the year since there will be little to brag about a horrible season this year.

    This would not surprise me one bit.

  129. scottieplongballs says: Jul 23, 2013 2:10 AM

    #Jackass #packerintelligence #breakaleg

  130. vertskate900 says: Jul 23, 2013 2:12 AM

    This is the moment where Rodgers comes out of the closet. Braun should too. Then, they’ll be invincible to any and all media criticism instead garnering praise for their “bravery” and “courage.”

  131. tangysizzl says: Jul 23, 2013 2:51 AM

    Today was NOT a beautiful day in the neighborhood for Mr. Rodgers.

    Good that he went to bat for a friend and business associate. Bad that he made such a big deal out of it. Now its come back to bite him like twitter tirades so often do.

    As a Packer fan I love it, a pissed off Aaron Rodgers is a motivated Aaron Rodgers. Perfect fuel for the fire needed to beat the brakes off teams this year. #watchandsee

  132. bigwii says: Jul 23, 2013 3:36 AM

    I hope Rodgers doesn’t go to Vegas he’d be broke in a day.

  133. voicefreason says: Jul 23, 2013 4:04 AM

    I love reading all the puke and urine fans try to defend their boy. Didn’t Rodgers just teach you a lesson about doing that? This is the 2nd bet he welched on too (Boyz 2 Men was the other). His word is mud. Still a good QB, but a complete choad beyond that. Typical Wisconsin misguided/misplaced loyalty.

  134. jmac34 says: Jul 23, 2013 4:18 AM

    ud1hens says: Jul 22, 2013 9:08 PM

    I’m more curious if Rodgers follows through on this tweet:

    Aaron Rodgers ✔ @AaronRodgers12

    @toddsutton ya I’d put my salary next year on it. #ponyup
    #exonerated
    ——————
    He didn’t actually make the bet as I’d = I would and Would does not = will or do. Reading comprehension is important. Also it is a sad day when we bag on a guy for sticking up for a friend who lied to him

  135. greenmeattruck says: Jul 23, 2013 5:54 AM

    After navigating the Farve saga perfectly, it looks like Rodgers has made a mistake.

    He usually does a pretty good job of avoiding the traps the media lays out for him, but it looks like he stepped right in this one.

    It’ll be forgotten about after the first dozen TD passes.

  136. patriots420 says: Jul 23, 2013 5:55 AM

    I suspect Arron will view this with a different view that a lot of people like myself can relate to. Ill give you my story and you can substitute the names and substances where appropriate.

    A friend of mine who I used to get high grade herb from stopped using said herb and put me in a bind seeing as how he was my connection to my product of choice.

    I’m sure Aaron has a lot of the same feelings I had at that point

  137. joetoronto says: Jul 23, 2013 5:56 AM

    He was just defending his boyfriend.

  138. punkthepack says: Jul 23, 2013 7:00 AM

    It’s just a lover’s quarrel. They’ll make up.

  139. bujuman69 says: Jul 23, 2013 7:02 AM

    Who’s the idiot now Aaron? It’s sad a guy just doing his job had his career and life destroyed by this lying piece of Sh!t! Braun is the lowest kind of human being.

  140. bujuman69 says: Jul 23, 2013 7:13 AM

    Rodgers, you are a moron! Rodgers is a dirty player also!

  141. northstarnic says: Jul 23, 2013 7:14 AM

    Training partners? Maybe they shop at the same “supplements” store. Perhaps it’s time for Erin to submit a blood and hair sample. #crowforweeks

  142. kev86 says: Jul 23, 2013 7:17 AM

    Eli is the Mann!

  143. jimmysee says: Jul 23, 2013 7:19 AM

    Rodgers stood up for a friend. Nothing wrong with that.

    The friend disappointed him. That’s probably happened to all of us at one time or another.

    Not surprising the two are pals given their positions in Wisconsin sports and the place each is in his career.

  144. 1rockyracoon says: Jul 23, 2013 7:20 AM

    I d

    Rodgers standing up for a friend wasn’t the bad part. His arrogance and immature hash tags are the parts that have opened him up to the backlash. He should make a statement about the situation and then move on. Also, never stick up for a fellow athlete accused of using PEDs–chances are good that they are guilty.

  145. bullcharger says: Jul 23, 2013 7:54 AM

    I think Rodgers was defending a guy who personally proclaimed innocence to him directly because he was being persecuted before he was even found guilty. Now that Braun admitted lying, Rodgers just has to say he was lied to and wouldn’t have come to Braun’s defence otherwise.

  146. hscorpio says: Jul 23, 2013 8:28 AM

    Rodgers isn’t the first guy to make a mistake by backing someone based on a lie. He won’t be the last. As mistakes go, that one is pretty far down the list in terms of seriousness. Yeah, he looks like a fool now. But lots of people look like fools from time to time.

    At this point, he should worry about playing QB for the Packers in 2013. Braun’s suspension is a non-issue to that. If it was May, I might feel differently but camp is 2 days away.

    If Rodgers feels the need to respond, he should do so by issuing a statement expressing his disappointment in Braun that also makes clear he won’t be answering any questions about this during the season. If he doesn’t forcefully put an end to it now, the questions will keep popping up all season. And from Rodgers perspective, nothing good can come from that.

  147. fryeways says: Jul 23, 2013 8:30 AM

    He went to bat for a friend and the worst happened. Wake me when Rodgers does anything wrong on the football field.

  148. agelardi says: Jul 23, 2013 8:32 AM

    Rodgers should man up and donate his salary to a charity like the Red Cross. A) I’m sure he has enough money to survive. B) The good-will he would earn, not only would make him a saint but he would probably make up that money in new endorsements.

  149. tombradyswig says: Jul 23, 2013 8:40 AM

    aaron rodgers
    #jacka$$

    shut your cake hole and throw the ball!

  150. filthymcnasty1 says: Jul 23, 2013 8:51 AM

    This is the kind of adversity the team needs to close ranks and rally for another Superbowl run. I think that would be a record 14th World Championship.

  151. billsfan1 says: Jul 23, 2013 9:35 AM

    some of you people are idiots…
    how many of you have said ” I bet you a million dollars” and how many of you have either paid out or collected on such a bet.

    and if you say you never have, you are lying.. everybody has…. so grow up

  152. GenXJay says: Jul 23, 2013 9:41 AM

    I’m sure ShAaron will play innocent victim in the media.
    But, the fact remains he’s Brauns strawberry ho.
    Can you snort lines of HGH?
    #12 knows.

  153. golforepar says: Jul 23, 2013 9:52 AM

    GenX — your name calling proves what type of person you are.

  154. golforepar says: Jul 23, 2013 9:53 AM

    Rodgers trusted and supported his friend —how strange??

  155. The Prophet says: Jul 23, 2013 9:53 AM

    Rodgers just didn’t realize that the GH and stuff that they both take regularly isn’t tested for in the NFL is actually tested in the MLB.

  156. The Prophet says: Jul 23, 2013 9:56 AM

    I just hope people will realize the amount of smack that Rodgers talks on all subjects and ever since the “gag order” the Packers put on him in the Summer of 2008 was removed a couple years ago, he’s been unstoppable. Verbally attacking reporters, Mark Sanchez, the NFL Pro Bowl team, MLB, 60 minutes, etc.

    He gets away with this because they won a SB back in 2010, but at some point people will call him out for just being a jerk who can’t keep his thoughts to himself.

  157. The Prophet says: Jul 23, 2013 10:16 AM

    billsfan1 says: Jul 23, 2013 9:35 AM

    some of you people are idiots…
    how many of you have said ” I bet you a million dollars” and how many of you have either paid out or collected on such a bet.

    and if you say you never have, you are lying.. everybody has…. so grow up
    ——————————————
    The difference is I don’t HAVE a million dollars. As of a couple months ago, Rodgers has at least $50m!
    and the bottom line is if you aren’t prepared to pay up, then don’t make the bet! (still waiting for Rodgers to wear that Alex Smith jersey …)

  158. The Prophet says: Jul 23, 2013 10:28 AM

    Where do some of you get this idea that Braun personally “lied” to Rodgers? This fantasy Packer world some of you live in …

    As if Rodgers called him one day and said “listen Ryan, we are bros for life, and I’m about to post on Twitter that you never took a thing and I’m going to bet a year’s salary too, so tell me now and swear on our friendship that you never cheated with steroids”.

    They’re the two high profile reps for Wisconsin’s sports teams and probably hung out a couple teams, there was no BETRAYAL. get a life cheeseheads.

  159. granadafan says: Jul 23, 2013 11:15 AM

    I’ve been a huge fan of Rodgers since he was at Butte through CAL and with the Packers. That said, I cringed when he first started tweeting that vehement defense of Lance Armstrong, er Ryan Braun.

    I work in the Biotech industry and take/test samples for a living. There’s no way that test taker could have contaminated the sample WITH steroids, perhaps with some microbes, but not for what they were testing for. The appeals arbitrator was a moron for falling for the lawyer’s “defense” in attacking the sample taker.

  160. contra74 says: Jul 23, 2013 12:23 PM

    Rodgers may be good on the field but as a person he is, much like your typical packer fan, a complete loudmouth joke!

  161. GenXJay says: Jul 23, 2013 12:38 PM

    golforepar:
    You must be implying that I’m a Badass.

  162. gbmickey says: Jul 23, 2013 1:04 PM

    Wow look at the jealous Viking fans trying to villify a guy for sticking up for a friend in tweets who lied not only to him, his teammates, a city, and fans everywhere. Regardless of this little deal he will be haunting your team for another season. Deal with it.

  163. shonelikethesun says: Jul 23, 2013 1:38 PM

    The reason people are disgusted with Rodgers is not his defense of Braun, it’s how he defended him. He has become a blatantly arrogant person. It shows on and off of the field. It just rubs people the wrong way.

  164. doggeatdogg says: Jul 23, 2013 1:49 PM

    Some say ‘why do you care what Rogers thinks of Braun.’ Well, I don’t. What I find amusing is how player continue to display such poor decision-making, from the very worst possible to the most silly. No one should put that much faith in another human being considering how people are by their human nature. Rogers should abandon twitter the player killer and re-evaluate his relationship with Braun.

  165. contra74 says: Jul 23, 2013 2:01 PM

    gbmickey says:
    Jul 23, 2013 1:04 PM
    Wow look at the jealous Viking fans trying to villify a guy for sticking up for a friend in tweets who lied not only to him, his teammates, a city, and fans everywhere. Regardless of this little deal he will be haunting your team for another season. Deal with it.
    —-
    LOL – this has nothing to do with the Vikings so quit trying to spin it. Also, im sure there are lots of posters who will stand up and say they are fans of other teams who also dislike both Rodgers and the Packers. Nice try.

  166. deweyaxewound says: Jul 23, 2013 2:15 PM

    So, so sensitive!!

    Look, this won’t be the first (or last) time Karen Rodgers has had to eat a 4-letter C-word.

    -Crow?
    -Corn?
    -Curd?
    -Cuke?
    -Chip?
    -Cobb (Randall)?

  167. filthymcnasty1 says: Jul 23, 2013 2:23 PM

    This little dust up is not likely to change the fortunes of those hapless, tasteless teams that are desperately looking to avoid being humiliated by the Packers twice each again this season – like they have been for the past 3 years.

  168. gbmickey says: Jul 23, 2013 2:32 PM

    Pretty hard to convince anyone of that Contra when looking at the last 10 posts or so 8 are from Viking trolls.

  169. golforepar says: Jul 23, 2013 2:43 PM

    genx yup behind that keyboard! Another name for Rodgers is NFL MVP or SB MVP.
    Pick on a class mate if nothing else.

  170. clemenza58 says: Jul 23, 2013 2:50 PM

    How can Aaron Rodgers be wrong about anything? According to the media and everyone from Wisconsin, everything and everyone from there is perfect.

  171. GenXJay says: Jul 23, 2013 3:10 PM

    goforepare, logically this is how these comments are made, via keyboards.
    “ShAaron mvp. sb mvp” too.
    Live in past much? impress me w/your cheesy wit by honoring the gun-slinging legend 1st before a childish rant on #12.
    Besides, this article is not about me or you. It’s about ShAaron, his arrogance to the media, & ultimately his scapegoat excuses pertaining to his bro-love.

  172. jagrmeisters says: Jul 23, 2013 3:19 PM

    Holy crap there are some insanely moronic people out there. Let’s demonize a man who was sticking up for his friend! I bet most of you would do the same, although not to the sensitive extent AR went to. He probably believed Braun because friends trust each other. But judging from some of these comments saying some of you have friends would be a stretch given that there is confusion between confidence and arrogance.

    Also, why all the Rodgers hatred? What did he ever do to arouse such anger besides play good football?

  173. stellarperformance says: Jul 23, 2013 3:34 PM

    GenXJay says:
    Jul 23, 2013 3:10 PM
    ……this article is not about me or you. It’s about ShAaron, his arrogance to the media, & ultimately his scapegoat excuses pertaining to his bro-love
    ////////////////////////////////////

    Has anyone else noticed the fascination Viking fans have with giving grown men feminine sounding names? This guy is absolutely in love with Rodgers. There is no other explanation.

  174. 7ransponder says: Jul 23, 2013 3:55 PM

    stellarperformance says:
    Jul 23, 2013 3:34 PM

    Has anyone else noticed the fascination Viking fans have with giving grown men feminine sounding names? This guy is absolutely in love with Rodgers. There is no other explanation.

    ————————–

    Says the guy associated with the fan base that likes to give “queen” names to a certain other team…

  175. GenXJay says: Jul 23, 2013 4:42 PM

    thanx 7transponder. your comment is stellar.

  176. stellarperformance says: Jul 23, 2013 4:44 PM

    For the sake of the Viking fans, I hope Rodgers is not taking PED’s. Instead of kicking their butts by three touchdowns it could end up being six or more.

  177. 84smooninlambeaunevergetsold says: Jul 23, 2013 5:37 PM

    Maybe, Aaron Rodgers and Mark Chmura can open a new restaurant called “Chodes”.

    Oh and you guys did NOT sweep us last year, we split that one.

    Times. Are. A. Changing. Still.

    We’re comin’
    We’re COMIN’!!!!

  178. cornerblitz says: Jul 23, 2013 6:39 PM

    The best thing Rodgers could do (seeing as how the fan who won the “bet” has said he’d settle for on game check) is donate one week’s pay to an appropriate charity (something that educates young athletes on the dangers of PEDs perhaps?) in the fan’s name. Problem solved, no other comment necessary. Just post a video of him smiling (respectfully resigning) while he signs the check over.

  179. filthymcnasty1 says: Jul 23, 2013 6:55 PM

    Only the losers in MN would characterize dropping 2 out of 3 and getting bounced out of the playoffs with a humiliating loss to the Packers as “we split”.

    That’s why they’ll always be losers.

  180. 84smooninlambeaunevergetsold says: Jul 23, 2013 7:59 PM

    It’s still called a split, in the regular season. But I’m happy that you’re still amped about your playoff win against our backup, while in reality, the week before our starting QB went toe to toe with yours, and we were definitely on a roll.

    But that’s fine if you want to call is losers, good for you.

    Drink your beer, eat some more cheese, learn your math.

    We’re comin’!!!

  181. tigersfandan says: Jul 23, 2013 11:15 PM

    It’s easy to laugh at Rodgers now, but think how you would feel if someone you believed in let you down, even after you boldly defended them.

  182. jimboinlimbo says: Jul 24, 2013 10:49 AM

    Almost 100% of the people on this thread are of the mind that Braun lied to Rodgers. Is that a substantiated fact?

    Since there’s no evidence that I’ve seen either way, I’ll take the opposite approach. Braun confided in Rodgers that he was, in fact, using PED’s. Rodgers attempted to intimidate fans, MLB, etc. with his Twitting, hoping that future tests would be swept under the rug. An undeniable example of Rodgers’ arrogance and delusion. All fostered by the media and Green Bay faithful. In the end, the same mentality fell the great Brett Favre. So too shall it Aaron.

  183. duece5 says: Jul 24, 2013 4:48 PM

    Hey Erin, who looks the fool now??

    DOH!!!!!!!!!!

  184. jlambert58 says: Jul 25, 2013 8:57 AM

    Ah, the modern day celebrity.

    Tweet first, think later.

    Maybe Rodgers can get a discount double-check on paying off that lost bet.

  185. duece5 says: Jul 25, 2013 2:47 PM

    Envision when the two lovebirds met……they knew it was love:

    Erin: I love you!

    Ryan: I love you more!

    Erin: I love you MOST!

    Ryan: You ALWAYS know what to say……hehehehe.

    Birds in the background singing……ahhhh……love!

  186. saints4life57 says: Jul 26, 2013 11:57 PM

    Oh geeez what is Rodgers going to do now! His friend just lied to him and now he is suspended! Who is Rodgers going to talk to and hang out with now? Oh wait he is one of the best NFL QB’s in the NFL i’m pretty sure he has 3 million other friends! All and all who cares! I mean besides them owning a business together this isn’t really news worthy at all!

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