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 statement and two counts of perjury. Much of the federal case against Clemens hinged on testimony from Brian McNamee, Clemens’ former trainer. But doubts about whether or not Roger Clemens doped remain in the minds of many baseball fans, for whom there will always be an asterisk by Clemens’ name.
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