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Coshun says for Braun, a long path to forgiveness

Coshun says for Braun, a long path to forgiveness

By Rick Lindfors. CREATED Aug 23, 2013

An apology does make some progress along the road to forgiveness.

Ryan Braun made an apology to his team, fans and MLB officials, but many believe it did not go far enough.

A lot of Brewers fans hoped the MVP would step in front of a camera and express his regret over using PEDs.

Craig Coshun of Fox Sports Wisconsin believes that Braun still has a long way to go, and the written apology only goes halfway.

“We still haven’t heard from him and he hasn’t taken questions yet.” he told Newsradio 620 WTMJ's "Wisconsin's Morning News."

Regaining the trust of his fans and teammates is going to require “one hundred percent effort,” he said.

According to Coshun, the next step for Braun is performance as a clean player.

Coshun said to win back fans, Braun must answer questions, and then "go out there and perform and prove to everybody he only took [PEDs] during the 2011 season."

The Brewers will face questions while they are in Cincinnati today.

Coshun says that dealing with the apology there will be easier for them than if they were playing at Miller Park. Another thing is that the story is declining in national media.

"This was leading material in most newscasts," he said.

Now, with the released apology, the story of Braun and his PED abuse has faded from national attention. "In Milwaukee, it's obviously bigger than that," Coshun said.