Found June 19, 2012 on NESN.com:
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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 this means for his legacy on the whole. Barry Bonds, of course, was found guilty of one of the obstruction of justice charges against him in his trial las year, but it was a court...
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