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MJS Sports "Comments at root of suit" describes nothing more than publicity and fails to define the merits of the lawsuit and the credibility of the person filing it.
Acting, pro se, this person claiming to be a friend of Braun alleges that he is owed some money, was ignored an defamed, in an obvious attempt to discredit his former friend that he chased around the country to now cash in. The alleged debt is an issue of contract law and there must be a showing of a written agreement and that it was for consideration. It will be uphill if there was not a demand for payment that was made before the lawsuit. Defamation of character is very complex and for the most part there must be a showing of publication of the defamatory words that caused monetary damage to the plaintiff.
The writing about Braun contacting other players and that he should fess up to personal actions is the result of the scorn of a former friend to humiliate him and get revenge, or even better some money for his friendship.
There is no law in Wisconsin supporting a so-called "Loss of Friendship" claim.
MJS should get over it and write about the positive future of the Brewers with or without Braun.