Clemens-y For Roger?

All you folks out there gloating about the federal Rocket’s Dread Glare indictment of Roger Clemens might want to check out this New York Times report:

Possible Flaw Could Turn Clemens Case, Expert Says


When a Congressional committee summoned Roger Clemens to testify at a nationally televised hearing in February 2008, it was trying to determine the accuracy of George J. Mitchell’s report, which had named Clemens as a user of steroids and human growth hormone.

According to a high-profile lawyer in Washington, the release of the Mitchell report at the behest of Commissioner Bud Selig and not Congress raises questions about why the committee was investigating the matter in the first place. And that, according to the lawyer, Reginald J. Brown, a former special assistant to President George W. Bush and an associate White House general counsel from 2003 to 2005, has given Clemens’s lawyers a strong argument to have the government’s perjury case dismissed.

So the Rocket might dodge the bullet.

Your shot goes here.

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2 Responses to Clemens-y For Roger?

  1. Steve Stein says:

    How about all the other people who have lied before Congress? Tobacco execs come to mind (testifying in 1994 that they didn’t believe nicotine to be addictive), but weren’t there others who denied steroid use in testimony, only to be proven users later? (Sammy Sosa?)

    • Campaign Outsider says:

      Don’t forget Rafael Palmeiro.
      Also, never forget the tobacco exec who compared the addictive nature of smoking to his own craving for Gummy Bears.

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