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Roger Clemens trial: Verdict reached (To be announced soon)
WAPO ^ | 6/18/12 | WAPO

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 District’s 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.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonpost.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: breaking; lemens; sports

1 posted on 06/18/2012 1:26:54 PM PDT by illiac
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To: illiac

What silliness. Lying to Congress? LOL! That is funny. And ironic.

What a absurd waste of money.

Hope he walks away.


2 posted on 06/18/2012 1:30:25 PM PDT by isthisnickcool (Sharia? No thanks!)
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To: illiac

Attorney General Holder, please pick up the white courtesy phone...


3 posted on 06/18/2012 1:32:19 PM PDT by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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To: illiac

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.


4 posted on 06/18/2012 1:34:10 PM PDT by OrangeHoof (Our economy won't heal until one particular black man is unemployed.)
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To: isthisnickcool

So Holder can expect the same treatment for also lying to Congress ..... right???? /s


5 posted on 06/18/2012 1:34:29 PM PDT by MissMagnolia (Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't. (M.Thatcher))
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To: illiac
I don't even know who to root for in this battle of the a-hole gargantuans.

Congress vs. Clemens is like Iraq vs. Iran all over again.

6 posted on 06/18/2012 1:35:11 PM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: illiac

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??


7 posted on 06/18/2012 1:36:19 PM PDT by pricilla (one should always try to be smarter than the equipment one is operating - Amajato)
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To: isthisnickcool
Only the Just-us Dept is allowed to lie to Congress.

And if you don't agree you are a racist.

8 posted on 06/18/2012 1:36:21 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: MissMagnolia
So Holder can expect the same treatment for also lying to Congress ..... right????

Right. I am sure that this will occur shortly after monkeys fly out of his butt.


9 posted on 06/18/2012 1:37:50 PM PDT by Bubba_Leroy (The Obamanation Continues)
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To: dead

In Private Citizen vs. Congress, I’ll take Private Citizen any day..................


10 posted on 06/18/2012 1:39:12 PM PDT by Red Badger (Think logically. Act normally.................)
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To: illiac

Steroids - Kleig lights, chains, then years

Kill 500 Mexicans and 2 US cops - NOTHING. Not even questions.

WTF...?


11 posted on 06/18/2012 1:40:42 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: illiac

Can you imagine if the Attorney General lied to Congress during an investigation?


12 posted on 06/18/2012 1:43:33 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (The media ignored the 40th anniversary of Bill Ayers' Pentagon bombing but not Watergate. Ask Why.)
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To: isthisnickcool
What silliness. Lying to Congress? LOL!

Those tasbards in Congress past and present have not only lied to us but also have been stealing lots of our money too.

13 posted on 06/18/2012 1:44:44 PM PDT by tflabo (Truth or tyranny)
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To: tflabo

Nit guilty all counts


14 posted on 06/18/2012 1:46:23 PM PDT by steveo
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To: illiac

Not guilty...all counts


15 posted on 06/18/2012 1:47:17 PM PDT by csmusaret (I will give Obama credit for one thing- he is living proof that familiarity breeds contempt.)
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To: steveo

Sorry... knot guilty...


16 posted on 06/18/2012 1:47:27 PM PDT by steveo
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To: isthisnickcool
What a absurd waste of money.

Spot on.

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).

17 posted on 06/18/2012 1:49:21 PM PDT by re_nortex (DP...that's what I like about Texas.)
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To: illiac

I did not have baseball relations with that woman!I never told anyone to lie, not a single time.


18 posted on 06/18/2012 1:51:38 PM PDT by Cyman
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To: isthisnickcool

I agree, what a waste of money!


19 posted on 06/18/2012 1:51:54 PM PDT by rawhide
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To: csmusaret

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.


20 posted on 06/18/2012 1:52:17 PM PDT by OrangeHoof (Our economy won't heal until one particular black man is unemployed.)
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To: illiac
What a colossal waste of time and taxpayer money by our elected Alpha-Hotels in Congress!!!

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.

21 posted on 06/18/2012 1:53:52 PM PDT by Roccus
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To: illiac

another huge waste of money.


22 posted on 06/18/2012 1:54:43 PM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11 0bie don' t eat my dog!)
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To: steveo; SpinnerWebb
nit .... knot ... keep typing, stevo, you'll get there eventuallly

:-)

23 posted on 06/18/2012 1:56:41 PM PDT by tx_eggman (Liberalism is only possible in that moment when a man chooses Barabas over Christ.)
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To: illiac

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.


24 posted on 06/18/2012 1:58:16 PM PDT by tflabo (Truth or tyranny)
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To: illiac

The prosecution is at bat with a full count. Clemens winds and delivers the pitch... STRUCK HIM OUT!


25 posted on 06/18/2012 2:02:23 PM PDT by Ken H (Austerity is the irresistible force. Entitlements are the immovable object.)
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To: illiac

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.


26 posted on 06/18/2012 2:02:31 PM PDT by OrangeHoof (Our economy won't heal until one particular black man is unemployed.)
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To: re_nortex

Not guilty.

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.


27 posted on 06/18/2012 2:02:31 PM PDT by isthisnickcool (Sharia? No thanks!)
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To: Liberty Valance
thank you...
28 posted on 06/18/2012 3:20:33 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: tx_eggman

doubtful...


29 posted on 06/18/2012 3:31:09 PM PDT by steveo
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To: illiac

What the hell does this have to do with our government? Wow are we screwed up. The gall of the congress.


30 posted on 06/18/2012 4:07:08 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: illiac

Didn’t read a thing here. It just makes me sick.


31 posted on 06/18/2012 4:10:02 PM PDT by AGreatPer (Any Republican. Just NO Obama.)
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