|Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun has addressed a report linking him to a controversial South Florida clinic. (Getty Images)|
In the wake of the Yahoo! report linking, through acquired documents, the name of Brewers slugger Ryan Braun to the controversial Biogenesis clinic in South Florida, Braun himself has released the following statement:
"During the course of preparing for my successful appeal last year, my attorneys, who were previously familiar with Tony Bosch, used him as a consultant. More specifically, he answered questions about T/E ratio and possibilities of tampering with samples.
"There was a dispute over compensation for Bosch's work, which is why my lawyer and I are listed under 'moneys owed' and not on any other list.
"I have nothing to hide and have never had any other relationship with Bosch.
"I will fully cooperate with any inquiry into this matter."
Opinions will vary and many minds are already made up, but as alibis go, this one's pretty solid.
Also releasing a statement was Yankees catcher Francisco Cervelli, who also appeared on one of the documents obtained by Yahoo!. Cervelli responds:
"Following my foot injury in march, 2011, i consulted with a number of experts, including biogenesis clinic, for legal ways to aid my rehab and recovery. i purchased supplements that i am certain were not prohibited by MLB.''
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