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    Roger Clemens found Not Guilty on all counts

    Roger Clemens found Not Guilty on all counts

    Via Reuters:

    A jury in downtown Washington on Monday acquitted Major League Baseball pitching great Roger Clemens of all six criminal charges against him in a trial to decide whether he lied to Congressabout using performance-enhancing drugs.

    Jurors deliberated for a total of about 10 hours before coming to a decision.

    Via CNN:

    Federal prosecutor Courtney Saleski, in closing arguments, told jurors Clemens “wanted to protect his brand, he wanted to protect his livelihood,” in denying the use of steroids during a 2008 investigation by the U.S. House of Representatives into the problem.

    The Clemens defense team disputed whether the government had made its case, telling the jury all the evidence came through a former personal trainer, Brian McNamee, who had incentive to lie.

    “You saw Brian McNamee, the only witness in the history of the world who says he gave or saw an injection of that man,” said defense attorney Michael Attanasio. “One person in the entire world.” During closing arguments, the defense cited the lack of corroborating witnesses.


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    Milhouse | June 19, 2012 at 4:05 am

    Good. I don’t even care whether he lied. If I were on the jury I’d have nullified even if I thought the evidence against him was strong. Congress had no business asking him those questions in the first place, so as far as I’m concerned he had every right to lie (if in fact he did lie).

    ClinkinKy | June 19, 2012 at 11:02 am

    Now that the “important” issue of Roger Clemens is resolved, maybe Congress and/or the courts could address the “minor” infractions of one Eric Holder.

    Escaped from RI | June 19, 2012 at 12:14 pm

    So the Holder Justice Department, that couldn’t convict Roger Clemens, despite his DNA being on a steroid filled syringe, is going to find the White House leaker of US Intelligence secrets? Why do I not have a warm fuzzy feeling about this?

    texasron | June 20, 2012 at 2:49 pm

    Congress is now going after those who play Tiddlywinks. They have to look busy and maybe they’ll get more TV time this time?

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