Friends of the 29-year-old slugger who wish to remain anonymous told USA Today that he plans to apologize to Major League Baseball commissioner Bud Selig, sample collector Dino Laurenzi Jr. and others. In addition to his reported upcoming admission of guilt, Braun will also provide reasons for taking PEDs, per Nightengale.
Things haven't been going so well for Braun lately. After he was slapped with a 65-game suspension by MLB, the seven-year veteran had a lawsuit filed against him by a former college friend, accusing Braun of PED usage, academic fraud and the acceptance of money from University of Miami boosters.
Braun does not want to be linked to New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez, people close to him told Nightengale. That wasn't the case on Friday, when word got out that Rodriguez implicated Braun and others by leaking unredacted versions of forms that included the names of multiple players.