Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 5/3/12
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Federal prosecutors presented needles, syringes and bloody cotton balls that they claim show pitching legend Roger Clemens used performance-enhancing drugs, USA Today reported Thursday. Jeff Novitzky, a special agent for the Food and Drug Administration's Office of Investigation, took the stand to outline the evidence he says was given to him in January 2008 by Clemens' former trainer, Brian McNamee. Novitzky, a former IRS agent, was involved in previous steroid investigations, including the BALCO case which involved baseball home run king Barry Bonds and Olympic sprinter Marion Jones. The government must prove Clemens' steroid use in order to show he committed perjury in 2008 by testifying before Congress that he never used performance-enhancing drugs. McNamee stashed cotton balls, allegedly with Clemens' blood on them, in a beer can for years along with used needles and vials alleged to have contained steroids. Prosecutor Steve Durham sought to show the jury that Novitzky was...
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