Suspended Milwaukee Brewers
left fielder Ryan Braun
plans to come clean on his use of performance-enhancing drugs, according to a report.
USA Today cited sources who said Friday that Braun will soon acknowledge that he did take PEDs during the 2011 season and explain his reasoning as well as apologizing for lying.
Sources also told USA Today that Braun is sending letters of apology to baseball officials to express regret over his web of deception.
While Braun agreed to a 65-game suspension imposed by Major League Baseball last month that runs through the end of this 2013 season, he has yet to admit publicly that he took PEDs.
Braun's motivation comes in part from avoid the stigma attached to New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez
, who was suspended for 211 games through the end of the 2014 season earlier this month in the Biogenesis investigation but continues to play while he appeals the penalty.
A 60 Minutes report on Friday said members of Rodriguez's "inner circle" implicated Braun and Yankees catcher Francisco Cervelli in the doping scandal. Rodriguez denied the report.
Braun also is facing a defamation lawsuit from Ralph Sasson, a friend while the two were at the University of Miami who alleges that Braun used illegal PEDs in college, cheated in the classroom and accepted money from boosters.
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