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You have to wonder about the government’s competence in these cases they’re bringing against athletes. A jury acquitted Roger Clemens today, leaving another black eye for prosecutors after the Barry Bonds fiasco.
The “beyond a reasonable doubt” standard in court was obviously to high. That said, the Rocket’s reputation is in tatters following his appearance before Congress in 2008.
Fortunately, the steroids era seems to be behind us.
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On Monday Roger Clemens was acquitted on charges of obstruction and lying to Congress when he denied using performance-enhancing drugs during his 24-year Major League Baseball career. The court of public opinion may not probably doesn’t agree, but the jury has spoken. Now the focus turns to whether or not Clemens and his two World Series [...]
Astros owner Jim Crane said Tuesday night that he has reached out to Roger Clemens in an attempt to invite the former pitcher to be a member of the Astros organization. Clemens signed a personal services contract with the Astros while Drayton McLane owned the team but never actually worked for the team after his retirement.
"I gave Roger a call today and left him a message...
The books are officially closed on the Roger Clemens perjury and obstruction trial, and the heat-hurling righty has been exonerated of all wrongdoing. After a trial lasting eight weeks and costing millions in taxpayer money, Clemens was found not guilty on three counts of making false statements, two counts of perjury and one count of obstruction of justice. This was Clemens'...
WASHINGTON -- Former baseball star Roger Clemens was acquitted Monday on all charges that he obstructed and lied to Congress when he denied using performance-enhancing drugs as a fast-balling pitcher. The trial was lengthy, the deliberations relatively brief. Jurors returned their verdict after close to 10 hours over several days. The outcome ended a 10-week trial that capped an...
Perjury is a really, really difficult legal case to make, and although the government typically doesn't pursue such legal action unless it feels its case is very strong, everyone knew that it was going to have a difficult time getting a conviction of Roger Clemens. Now that the former Rocket has been acquitted of all charges against him, the focus now undoubtedly turns to what...
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Roger Clemens is not guilty.
Can this be over now?
Of course it can’t. It never will. For now until the end of time we’ll still be talking about the steroid era and those who made it infamous. Clemens is just one of many.
Still, I think it is safe to say his role in the overall picture of the steroid era is a bit larger than the rest. He’s up there alongside Barry,...
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Former baseball star Roger Clemens was acquitted Monday on all charges that he obstructed and lied to Congress when he denied using performance-enhancing drugs as a fast-balling pitcher.
The trial was lengthy, the deliberations relatively brief. Jurors returned their verdict after close to 10 hours over several days. The outcome ended a 10-week trial that capped...
Roger Clemens aka “The Rocket” has escaped federal perjury charges after a jury acquitted the New York Yankees pitching great of the six criminal counts against him. The charges stem from 2008 testimony to Congress in which he denied using steroids, or performance-enhancing drugs.
Clemens had been charged with one count of obstruction of Congress, three counts of making a false...
A 12 member jury told Federal prosecutors in strong terms, "get a life." They totally rejected prosecutors 6 charges against one of baseball's greatest pitchers Roger Clemens and hopefully puts an end to the government, and department of Justice involvement in our major league sports. They interjected themselves in the initial issues of steroid and...
A.J. Perez from FoxSports.com joins Rob and Amy to discuss the Roger Clemens verdict.