Rodgers visits Brewers Spring Training facility
Green Bay Packers# 12 Aaron Rodgers displays #1 from in the sidelines in the closing moments of the win over the Detroit Lions during the NFL Thanksgiving day game between the Green Bay Packers-Detroit Lions at Ford Field, Thursday, November 24, 2011. Photo by Rick Wood/RWOOD@JOURNALSENTINEL.COM Photo: Image by Rick Wood
PHOENIX (AP) -- Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers is spending time at Milwaukee's spring training complex in Phoenix.
Last season's Associated Press NFL Most Valuable Player was on a practice field Wednesday and at one point ran out to the outfield to shag balls. He is expected to shoot some TV spots for the Brewers.
Rodgers has been a steadfast defender of Milwaukee slugger Ryan Braun, whose urine tested positive in October for elevated testosterone. His 50-game suspension was overturned by baseball arbitrator Shyam Das, the first time a player has successfully challenged a drug-related penalty in a grievance with Major League Baseball.
The 28-year-old Braun was the National League MVP last season. Rodgers took to Twitter to defend Braun, saying that MLB "tried to sully the reputation of an innocent man."