Brett Myers lied again. Myers’ rehab appearance on Saturday was pushed back because he had a swollen eye. Initially, Myers claimed that he injured his eye while playing catch with his 4 year old son. A day later, the story changed; he said that he fell out of his truck and landed face flat. Myers said he changed the story because he was “embarrassed” of the truth, but fessed up because he felt bad that he lied. However, according to sources, the real story is that he was punched in the face.
“He’s a grown man; I’d like to see him be a professional,” Charlie Manuel said. “At the same time, there’s not a whole lot I can do when he’s down in rehabbing and getting ready to pitch. When he’s [in Philadelphia], my concern becomes greater. I don’t want him to get in trouble.”
Myers was at a bar with his wife and friends, to see a band. An altercation broke out and witnesses originally said that Myers was not involved. The bartender said he served Myers three beers and that he looked perfectly healthy. Myers denies being in a physical altercation and police reports claim that Myers was only involved in a verbal dispute.
Myers, who is recovering from hip surgery, is scheduled for a rehab appearance in Clearwater on Thursday.