NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — Attorneys on Wednesday said they have settled a long-running defamation lawsuit against former Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees pitcher Roger Clemens by his ex-trainer.
The lawyers and ex-trainer Brian McNamee appeared before a U.S. magistrate judge Wednesday in Brooklyn. They haven’t disclosed the settlement amount. Clemens didn’t attend.
Clemens attorney Charles “Chip” Babcock said the seven-time Cy Young Award winner won’t contribute any money to the settlement.
Insurance company AIG will pay. A spokesman has declined to comment.
McNamee sued Clemens for defamation in 2008 after the pitcher claimed McNamee lied and manufactured evidence when he accused Clemens of using banned performance-enhancing drugs.
McNamee attorney Richard Emery said the deal allows everyone to move on. McNamee said he’s still digesting the agreement.
A jury in federal court in Washington, D.C., found Clemens not guilty in 2012 on six counts charging him with obstructing Congress, making false statements in a deposition and committing perjury when in 2008 he denied using steroids or human growth hormone, receiving them from McNamee and getting injected by McNamee with vitamin B12.
Clemens also pitched for the Toronto Blue Jays and the Houston Astros.
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