Rodgers says he was 'lied to' by Braun

QB comments on Braun suspension

Published On: Jul 26 2013 01:18:40 PM CDT   Updated On: Jul 26 2013 03:10:43 PM CDT
Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers, 2013 playoffs
GREEN BAY, Wis. -

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers says he was "shocked" when his friend Ryan Braun admitted he violated baseball's rules against using performance-enhancing substances.

Rodgers said the Milwaukee Brewers slugger "looked me in the eye" and it "didn't feel great being lied to like that." He said he's disappointed.

Braun has accepted a season-ending 65-game suspension. He and Rodgers are friends, and a Milwaukee restaurant is named after the Wisconsin stars. Rodgers defended Braun on Twitter last year, saying he would bet his salary that his friend was clean.

On Friday at training camp, Rodgers said he was simply "backing up a friend" then. Rodgers said they've spoken since Braun's admission.

Rodgers also said he "believes in forgiveness" and moving forward, though Braun has a tough task ahead of him.