Just when you thought the Ryan Braun saga couldn't get any weirder.
According to a report by ESPN, Braun, who is serving a 65-game suspension for his involvement with the biogenesis clinic, told people around baseball before spring training in 2012 that the man who collected his urine sample was a Cubs fan.
Braun lobbied for support from players including Matt Kemp, Joey Votto and Troy Tulowitzki that Dino Laurenzi Jr., who he also called an anti-Semite, would work against him due to him playing for a rival club.
The former National League MVP reached out to people in preparation of losing his appeal, but ended up avoiding the 50-game suspension due to an error in Major League Baseball's drug-testing program.
Braun plans on speaking publicly for the first time, possibly Monday, since his suspension in attempt to come clean about his drug use.