Skip to comments.Roger Clemens trial: Verdict reached (To be announced soon)
Posted on 06/18/2012 1:26:41 PM PDT by illiac
The jury in the perjury case of legendary pitcher Roger Clemens completed its deliberations Monday afternoon. The verdict is expected to be delivered shortly in the Districts federal court.
Over seven weeks of testimony in the case against Clemens, jurors heard from more than 40 witnesses, including former major league ballplayers, a housekeeper, the general manager of the New York Yankees and the wife of the star pitcher. The trial, initially anticipated to last four to six weeks, was at times slow going, with two jurors dismissed for sleeping on the job.
The baseball legend was on trial for a second time, charged with six counts of perjury, making false statements and obstructing Congress for denying in 2008 that he had ever taken steroids or human growth hormone. A House panel was following up on a 2007 report by former senator George Mitchell that connected dozens of ballplayers, including Clemens, to performance-enhancing drugs.
Clemens told Congressional staffers and lawmakers in a nationally televised hearing that his former strength coach Brian McNamee had injected him with liquid vitamin B 12 and the painkiller lidocaine not steroids or human growth hormone. But McNamee told the same House committee that he injected the seven-time Cy Young Award winner with the banned substances on several occasions in 1998, 2000 and 2001.
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What silliness. Lying to Congress? LOL! That is funny. And ironic.
What a absurd waste of money.
Hope he walks away.
Attorney General Holder, please pick up the white courtesy phone...
I could see him found guilty on one count (the Canseco party) but otherwise I’d be shocked if the jury found him guilty. Pettitte said there was a 50-50 chance he misheard Clemens and McNamee’s wife thoroughly trashed her husband’s veracity.
So Holder can expect the same treatment for also lying to Congress ..... right???? /s
Congress vs. Clemens is like Iraq vs. Iran all over again.
How come it’s a crime to lie to congress,but not a crime for those bastards to lie to the public all the time??
And if you don't agree you are a racist.
Right. I am sure that this will occur shortly after monkeys fly out of his butt.
In Private Citizen vs. Congress, I’ll take Private Citizen any day..................
Steroids - Kleig lights, chains, then years
Kill 500 Mexicans and 2 US cops - NOTHING. Not even questions.
Can you imagine if the Attorney General lied to Congress during an investigation?
Those tasbards in Congress past and present have not only lied to us but also have been stealing lots of our money too.
Nit guilty all counts
Not guilty...all counts
Sorry... knot guilty...
I'll also castigate our own Joe Barton (GOP) of Arlington, Texas for sponsoring a needless bill concerning the BCS. The government has no business dallying in sports (or much of anything else for that matter).
I did not have baseball relations with that woman!I never told anyone to lie, not a single time.
I agree, what a waste of money!
And yet half the sportswriters will still keep him out of the Hall of Fame over this while voting in admitted cheater A-Rod on the first ballot. I hate sportswriters.
As if ANY of this was their concern to start with.
Too bad Clements can't sue the individual Congresscritters to regain his legal expenditures.
another huge waste of money.
Good... now go after the real criminals right there in your midst. Let MLB police their own mess and not the overbloated, corrupted Federal Govt.
The prosecution is at bat with a full count. Clemens winds and delivers the pitch... STRUCK HIM OUT!
I’m reminded of Ray Donovan stalking reporters after his acquittal asking “Do you know where I go to get my reputation back?”
Despite the verdict, more people will believe he did it than believe he didn’t even though he never admitted it and was never convicted.
I’m really not at all surprised.
I wonder how many millions he spent fighting this sickening and stupid witch hunt. I’d like to know what puke is behind the prosecution of the man.
What the hell does this have to do with our government? Wow are we screwed up. The gall of the congress.
Didn’t read a thing here. It just makes me sick.