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Offline Zero2Cool  
#1 Posted : Friday, August 16, 2013 7:45:29 PM(UTC)

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It seems full well that Ryan Braun is guilty of taking performance enhancing drugs. One of his very good long time friends is suing him and alleges Braun paid (err offered) him $5,000 to find information on the individual who collected the sample. This isn't an admission of guilt, nor implied. I'd do the same exact thing (not $5k) in hopes of my innocence prevailing.

I've followed this a little here and there and defended him. Alex Rodriguez has apparently outed Braun.

Long story short, it doesn't look good.

Braun can certainly win the fans over, no doubt. If I were him, I would (if guilty) make a sincere apology, no BS, own it.

Perhaps on Twitter, I would give away tickets, and I mean a LOT of tickets.

Go from restaurant to restaurant and eat the tab of everyone there with a nice tip. I'd go to bars and other venues like that.

The goal here is fans feel they were robbed and by doing this, he is giving BACK to the fans.

I got a few more ideas. I wanna hear what you think he can do to repair his image as Brewer?

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#2 Posted : Friday, August 16, 2013 9:33:52 PM(UTC)

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outsider looking in.
1. Brewer fans are pretty forgiving. Almost anything other than acting like a jackass with be enough for them to accept him back but a real apology would be helpful.
2. Have someone point out that he paid for his crime. He can't do it because it seems self serving other than to tell the media for the next 10 years of his career that he is not going to answer the question when they keep bringing it back up.
3. Work on his relationship with Aaron. Whether or not they continue to own the restaurant together matters not. He hung Aaron out to dry and he has to man up.
4. Buying food and drinks for fans doesn't work. At least not for me. That is like a politician buying votes. It is also a little like a woman selling herself to get something she wants.
5. Instead of trying to buy people's respect jump in to community outreach programs around the city, county and state. Absolutely limit the appearances during the season. He can't be running up to the reservations in the northern part of the state and then playing a game that day or even the next. But he can do a few things around town on an off day and getting kids into the seats for free. That and making sure the kids have equipment to play the game themselves. Not just baseball. Get them equipment to play sports in general. Well not soccer. Who cares about soccer. :)
6. I would love it if he was the first one to publicly say all stats for all players who used PED should be eliminated. he isn't going to do that. None of the stats will be eliminated but my respect for him would increase if he made that kind of a stand.
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