Aaron Rodgers on Ryan Braun: "It doesn't feel great being lied to"

Published 07/26 2013 03:24PM

Updated 07/26 2013 05:35PM

Aaron Rodgers met with the media Friday and talked about the situation involving his friend, suspended Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun.

Here's what the Packers quarterback had to say:

"I was shocked, I really was, just like I know many of you were.  I was backing up a friend, who looked me in the eye on multiple occasions and repeatedly denied these allegations, said they weren't true.  So, it is dissappointing, not only for myself as a friend but for, obviously, Wisconsin sports fans, Brewer fans, major league baseball fans.  It doesn't feel great being lied to like that, and I'm dissappointed about the way it all went down."
"The fans are what make our business go, we're fortunate here in Wisconsin to have some of the best sports fans, from Packer fans, Brewer fans, Bucks fans, fans who stick behind their team, win or lose.  We've been fortunate here in Green Bay to have some success and continue to keep this thing going and give our fans a lot to cheer about.  The Brewers have had some success as well the past few years, and it's important to keep those guys (fans) on your side."
"I don't regret backing a friend up, in hinesight, a more measured approach next time would be a better course of action.  People make mistakes, I definetly belive in forgiveness and moving forward.  Obviously he has a tough task in front of him moving forward with his career on and off the field."
"I trusted him, and that's the thing that probably hurts the most."

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