Re: Ryan Braun
posted at 11/30/2013 2:40 PM EST
In response to djcbuffum's comment:
In response to Joebreidey's comment:
Unless he really apologizes, I wouldn't take him for free.
What more apology do you need? He's admitted he lied, cheated, and let down the team and fans. He has had dinner with the man he slandered, and with his family; the content of their conversation is none of our business. What more do you expect?
Give back some of the money he stole. He'll make approximately $138M. His 65 game suspension will cost him ~ 3.5M, so he'll have made ~ $135M. Start with 10% of that amount.
Donate $13.5M to drug clinics in Milwaukee and you will have successfully stolen more money than Willie Sutton.
IMO, if someone steals money, aplogizes for it, but refuses to return any of the money, then the apology is useless to me.
For example, if someone breaks into your in the morning, and steals your TV and $1,000, but leaves an apology note, does the apology note make it okay?
Even if he then breaks into your house an hour later, and puts the TV back, is that okay with you? If you don't return the stolen property, you are still a thief. Christianity is all about forgiveness. But if I confess to stealing money, the priest will ask that I give it back. And if say 'Sorry Father, I'm sorry I stole the money, but I'm keeping it', I am not getting absolution.
Braun has a very easy path to absolution. But I need to see him doing something concrete.