Disgraced Brewers slugger Ryan Braun is ready to come clean and admit that he used performance-enhancing drugs in parts of his MVP season in 2011, according to a USA Today report Friday night.
Sources familiar with Braun’s plan, who spoke to USA Today on condition of anonymity, said Braun is expected to release a statement soon that will include a public apology and admission of lying about his PED use. Braun is currently serving a 65-game suspension handed out by Major League Baseball for his role in the Biogenesis scandal.
Following the 2011 season — in which Braun edged the Dodgers’ Matt Kemp for NL MVP — the Milwaukee outfielder tested positive for elevated testosterone and was suspended 50 games by MLB. The suspension was overturned, however, by an arbitrator when Braun’s representatives claimed the sample was improperly handled. Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.