Suspended Braun Sued 8/20/13
MILWAUKEE - A former college classmate sued Ryan Braun, saying the Brewers slugger sought his help in fighting a failed drug test, balked on paying him and then disparaged him when asked why their friendship soured.
Milwaukee law student Ralph Sasson said Braun's agent hired him in November 2011 to do legal research aimed at clearing Braun after the left fielder tested positive for steroid use. The agent later asked him to investigate the man who collected Braun's urine. Braun personally asked Sasson to prank call two journalists working on a story about the failed test, according to the lawsuit filed last month in Milwaukee County court.
Braun was the first baseball player to successfully challenge a drug-related penalty in a grievance. He accepted a longer, 65-game suspension last month in the Biogenesis investigation.