Milwaukee, WI, United States (4E Sports) – Milwaukee Brewers slugger Ryan Braun’s name again appeared in another document discovered in possession of Biogenesis of America owner Anthony Bosch, which, according to a source indicates that he received performance-enhancing drugs.
Written in April, the list also contains the names of New York Yankees Alex Rodriguez and Francisco Cervelli and Toronto’s Melky Cabrera, who was suspended 50 games last season for performance-enhancing drugs use.
The list shows the name of Braun with the amount $1,500 written across it. Rodriguez name also has $4,500 written across it while Cabrera has $2,500. Cervelli’s name has no amount listed across it.
It was not a solid proof that Braun received or used PEDs but it was enough to put in question his integrity that was tainted when he tested positive for PED use after he won the NL Most Valuable Player award in 2011.
Maintaining he was a victim of a flawed process, Braun fought and successfully overturned the positive result.
However, his name was again dragged in the controversy after his name was found in several lists obtained from Bosch.
Earlier, Braun claimed that his name was on Bosch’s list because he consulted him during his successful appeal of a positive drug test a year ago.
In past interviews, Braun refused to discuss Biogenesis while Cervelli admitted that he consulted with Bosch after a foot injury but received no illegal substances.
“I understand why a lot of you guys are probably here, but I made a statement last week,” Braun said. “I stand behind that statement. I’m not going to address that issue any further. As I stated, I’m happy to cooperate fully with any investigation into this matter.”
Bosch earlier told ESPN.com that allegations against him are all wrong.