Well, it’s been a rocky stretch for the power couple from Wisconsin. Once up a time, they were kings of the landscape. Aaron Rodgers was a Super Bowl-winning quarterback and Ryan Braun was an MVP and part of a team that revitalized baseball in the beer state. They were even partners in the restaurant business, as co-owners of 8-Twelve MVP Bar and Grill in Brookfield.
Fast forward and the pair’s paths have diverged. Rodgers is still doing his thing, but Braun has been suspended for the remainder of the 2013 season for his ties to performance-enhancing drugs and is social pariah.
I’ve got an addition for the 8-12 menu: Maybe when you order the 12 oz. New York Strip Steak, you can get a side of french LIES! (sorry, had to be said)
So, what’s next? Every good relationship is based on trust. And when lies start coming into the equation, that’s when things get screwed up. Pretty soon, Rodgers might come to the conclusion that he can’t respect Braun anymore. A bromance divided among itself cannot survive. And that will lead to an eventual conversation like this:
To be fair, Rodgers is trying to be diplomatic.
“Obviously, in hindsight, a more measured approach next time would obviously be a better course of action. People make mistakes. I definitely believe in forgiveness and moving forward,” Rodgers said to the Associated Press. “Obviously, he has a tough task in front of him moving forward with his career, on and off the field.”
Our advice to Ryan Braun? Start groveling. Show Aaron that you’re sorry and will never do it again. Be a better man. Then maybe, MAYBE, you can truly move on.
Or, you’ll end up in the bromance landfill along with McConaughey-Armstrong and Martin-Lewis.