Eat crow: Aaron Rodgers bet a year’s salary on Ryan Braun’s PED innocence

Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports

Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports

In 2011, Milwaukee Brewers slugger Ryan Braun was suspended for 50 games by Major League Baseball for the use of performance-enhancing drugs. Braun appealed the suspension with everything he had, however, and wound up being the first player under the league’s new testing procedures to have his ruling reversed.

The Brew-crew’s captain had been #exonerated (we believe that’s the technical term for it). Another Wisconsin state superstar and friend, Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers, then came to his aid via Twitter.


Unfortunately for the game of baseball, Braun publicly admitted to juicing during his career in a statement released to the press on Monday.

The man was immediately roasted via Twitter, with none other than ESPN announcer Dick Vitale expressing true disgust over Braun’s admission.

Many of those same fans were not only quick to point out that Rodgers had initially defended his friend (shame on him, right?), but had actually bet millions upon millions of dollars on Braun’s innocence.

No word yet on if Rodgers is going to #ponyup. In all honesty, we feel like Braun should be the one handing his millions over to charity or something.

He made Rodgers, Brewers fans and baseball lovers everywhere looks like idiots. Not cool, guy.

[H/T: SB Nation]