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Braun to speak about PED use

Ryan Braun. Photo: Image by Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Braun to speak about PED use

By Jaclyn Brandt, Eric Grillaert and Jay Sorgi. CREATED Aug 16, 2013 - UPDATED: Aug 16, 2013

MILWAUKEE - USA Today sports is reporting suspended Brewers slugger Ryan Braun, according to his friends, is admit guilt about using performance-enhancing drugs in parts of the 2011 season.

He's also expected to discuss the reasons why he did it, and publicly apologize for the lies and deception.

Braun accepted a 65-game suspension on July 22, which will keep him out of the remainder of the 2013 season.

CBS reported that someone in Alex Rodriguez's camp may have leaked documents implicating Braun's PED use.  A source tells CBS's Jon Heyman that Rodriguez was not close to Braun.

Word also came out Friday that a man who reportedly was Braun's friend for a long time has filed a lawsuit against him, and the lawsuit claims that Braun doped back in college.

According to ESPN, Ralph Sasson, 29, claims he helped Braun through an appeal of a positive steroid test after the 2011 season by finding out background information on Dino Laurenzi Jr., who took Braun's sample.