“I was happy that he was not found guilty,” Kemp said. “I know he’s been going through a lot. Now, he and the
Kemp finished second in MVP voting last season to the Milwaukee Brewers outfielder, who avoided a 50-game suspension.
“I didn’t vote for who was supposed to get MVP,” Kemp said. “The writers voted. I didn’t win. I still feel the same way. I was a little disappointed that I didn’t win. You turn the page and I’ll get ready for this season and try to have an even better season than I did last year.”
Kemp said he hasn’t spoken to Braun, whom he has called “a friend.”
“I’m sure I’ll see him in
Kemp didn’t share his thoughts on reports that Braun escaped punishment on a technicality. Braun’s lawyers argued that his urine sample was not handled correctly, according to multiple reports.
“I don’t know how any of that works,” Kemp said. “I don’t get into any of that, man. All I know is that he gets to play and help his team win as many games as he can.”
One of Kemp’s former teammates,
Kemp laughed and shook his head.
“I don’t know,” he said. “I don’t know.”