Braun, Rodgers no longer partners
Aaron Rodgers once said that he didn’t regret backing his friend up when Ryan Braun was suspended from Major League Baseball for 65 games for using performance-enhancing drugs. Apparently, their business relationship will be changing, though.
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A restaurant group that owns a restaurant co-owned by Braun and Rodgers has cut ties with the Brewers outfielder, according to USA Today Sports.
SURG Restaurant Group released a statement saying that they would be changing the name of the 8-Twelve MVP Bar & Grill in Brookfield, Wis. “Eight” is Braun’s jersey number and “12″ is the number worn by the Packers quarterback. Restaurant group co-owner Michael Polaski said he appreciated the restaurant’s previous relationship with Braun and wished the him success. Braun, in the same statement, said he supported the decision.
The restaurant group will also rename another 8-Twelve location slated to open in another Milwaukee-area suburb. Rodgers said he will continue his relationship with the restaurant group, with a focus on community relations and charitable events.
Rodgers also said on his weekly radio show on WAUK-AM that he has yet to hear from Braun, despite the fact that Braun has been personally calling Brewers season-ticket holders to apologize.
“I haven't gotten one of those calls,″ Rodgers said on the show.