It’s all coming out now.
Ryan Braun is being sued for defamation by former friend Ralph Sasson. Zach Stoloff of NESN explains:
In addition to his baseball problems, Braun is being sued by former friend Ralph Sasson for defamation. Sasson is alleging a number of things, but the story is essentially that Sasson, a law student, was hired by Braun and his lawyer to dig up the information that eventually led to the overturning of Braun’s initial suspension for a positive PED test in 2011. However, Braun only paid up after Sasson made threats to reveal information, and then Sasson alleges that Braun defamed him to mutual friends.
Defaming people seems to be a casual pastime for Braun.
As part of the legal proceedings, Sasson sent Braun a 48-count “request for admissions,” which is basically a discovery document which demands that the other party either admit to or deny claims that may come out in the case. Lying can be considered perjury.
Well! Among the claims Sasson asks Braun to admit, besides a litany of accusations that Braun defamed and failed to pay Sasson, are charges that Braun cheated on his fiancée, falsified grades in college, has taken PEDs since college, accepted money as a college player, lied to Aaron Rodgers, and LIED TO THE ENTIRE WORLD(!). Here, look:
Now, none of these things are fact. Braun apparently has yet to respond to the request (he has 30 days and it was filed on July 31), but we may soon be able add liar and cheater to, um… ah, well, liar and cheater as terms used to describe Braun.