Standards for conviction are clear in court, less so in baseball, where Mark McGwire and Rafael Palmeiro have been bypassed for the Hall thus far despite distinguished careers.
Roger Clemens was acquitted Monday on all charges that he obstructed and lied to Congress in denying he used performance-enhancing drugs to build his long and brilliant career as one of the greatest pitchers in baseball history.
While much will be made of how the Clemens defense team destroyed the credibility of his main accuser, former trainer Brian McNamee, it says here that the testimony of Andy Pettitte was also instrumental in gaining the acquittal.
Brian McNamee testified Tuesday that he saved medical waste after injecting Roger Clemens with steroids because his wife complained that McNamee was going to be the fall guy.
Injured and defeated in a playoff game against the Boston Red Sox, Roger Clemens asked for the man who could “push his buttons.” He asked for Brian McNamee.
Roger Clemens’ lawyer Rusty Hardin told the judge in the former baseball pitcher’s perjury trial on Wednesday that the defense has additional questions it wants to ask Kirk Radomski when it makes its case to the jurors.
Andy Pettitte took the stand Tuesday in the Roger Clemens perjury trial and described how he grew up admiring the star pitcher he is expected to testify against.
Federal prosecutors in the Roger Clemens perjury trial urged the judge Monday to bar Clemens’ lawyers from arguments they say will encourage jurors to nullify the law and acquit regardless of the evidence.
It’s not that Roger Clemens lied to a bunch of liars. It’s not even that Clemens took steroids and lied about it under oath. He cheated our pastime, and that’s something that resonates among all ages.
Beneath the legalese, the perjury trial of former Yankees star Roger Clemens is a tale of two men: the baseball star and his trainer. The pair rose together to the heights of their professions only to become bitter enemies who destroyed each other’s reputations.
Yankees slugger Jorge Posada may have to go to bat for the prosecution in their federal perjury case against Roger Clemens. The problem? According to the New York Daily News, Posada has “no idea” why.
Roger Clemens’ tenacious pursuit of victory on the pitcher’s mound is re-emerging as he enters federal court this week to fight charges he lied about using drugs