Report: Braun says urine sample collector was a Cubs fan

Report: Braun says urine sample collector was a Cubs fan
August 18, 2013, 10:30 pm
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Scott Krinch

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. 

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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. 

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