Schmidt Shares Skepticism on Braun
Ryan Braun’s successful appeal of a 50-game suspension for using a performance enhancing substance raised more than a few eyebrows in the baseball world, even if most players are remaining quiet on the topic.
But Hall of Fame third baseman Mike Schmidt shared his skepticism Monday at Bright House Field.
“Good lawyering,” he said of Braun’s successful appeal. “I don’t know that innocence or guilt has been established at this point in time. I surely would like to believe in innocence because Ryan Braun is a good kid from my perspective. We worked together in the World Baseball Classic and I got to know him. I surely hope that everything he says about it not being true is the truth. But just the fact that he was exonerated does not mean that they’ve gotten to the truth, unfortunately.”
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