Ryan Braun Says No to 'The Bachelor'
Kris De Leon
Kris De Leon
Staff Writer, BuddyTV
Who will be the next Bachelor? We won't know for sure until ABC gives an official release and since casting is still underway for the new season of The Bachelor, learning about the identity of the new love searcher could take awhile. One thing we do know, however, is that Brewers left fielder Ryan Braun won't be coming onboard.

According to WISN's Stephanie Sutton, The Bachelor had already made Braun an offer to star in the new season of the reality dating series. Unfortunately, Braun the Bachelor won't be happening as the 25-year-old athlete already said "thanks, but no thanks" ---much to the dismay of female Milwaukee fans.  

Braun, for those non-baseball fans, is an American right-handed All-Star left fielder who broke into Major League Baseball with the Milwaukee Brewers in 2007. Also known as The Hebrew Hammer, he has won several awards, including the Sporting News NL Rookie of the Year, the Baseball America Rookie of the Year, the Baseball Prospectus Internet Baseball NL Rookie of the Year, and the Players Choice NL Most Outstanding Rookie Awards.

If Braun had accepted ABC's invite, he wouldn't have been the first professional athlete to star on The Bachelor. Former Giants quarterback, and current ESPN announcer, Jesse Palmer, became the Bachelor in the fifth season of the show where he chose Jessica Bowlin though he didn't propose to her. They also broke up a few weeks later.

Perhaps Braun made a good choice of turning down the new season of The Bachelor given the awful track record of successful couples on the show. So far, only Trista Rehn (season 1 Bachelor runner-up and season 1 Bachelorette star) and husband Ryan Sutter have made it. On the other hand, Braun is attractive, rich and successful and would have been a ratings grabber for ABC.

-Kris De Leon, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
Source: WISN
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