Brewers' Braun signs endorsement deal

Published on NewsOK Modified: March 12, 2014 at 4:08 pm •  Published: March 12, 2014
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Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun agreed to an endorsement deal Wednesday with baseball footwear and apparel company 3n2 LLC — his first since his suspension last year for violating Major League Baseball's anti-drug agreement.

Terms of the deal with the company based in Orlando, Fla., were not disclosed. ESPN.com first reported the agreement.

Company president Marty Graham said the agreement wasn't about the past, but focused on the future. He said the firm has done its research and strongly believes in Braun as an athlete.

A five-time All-Star and the 2011 NL MVP, Braun accepted a 65-game penalty last July for his involvement with Biogenesis, a Florida clinic accused of distributing performance-enhancing drugs. Nike Inc., ended its relationship with Braun afterward.

Braun has apologized several times and returned to the team in spring training.

Graham described 3n2 as a "very niche focused brand" that sells only baseball and softball uniforms and accessories for everyone from Little Leaguers to major leaguers.