Jury selection in the Roger Clemens perjury case was temporarily put aside Wednesday as the two sides argued over the scope of testimony that former teammate Andy Pettitte can provide.
The detour was the latest delay in picking a jury, which U.S. District Judge Reggie Walton said probably won't be completed until next week.
Pettitte is expected to testify that Clemens acknowledged using human growth hormone in 1999 or 2000, and Pettitte will also say that he tried HGH himself a few years later. Prosecutors want Pettitte to be allowed to testify that the source of his HGH was Clemens' former strength trainer, Brian McNamee, who says he injected Clemens with steroids and human growth hormone. Clemens denies using the drugs, and has said Pettitte ''misremembers'' their conversation.
In a filing with the court Wednesday, Clemens' lawyers said that Pettitte's use of HGH has nothing to do with Clemens. ''The proffered evidence would be unfairly prejudicial to Mr. Clemens because it is ...