Roger Clemens Pleads Not Guilty

Baseball giant Roger Clemens appeared in court in D.C. today and pleaded not guilty to perjury, false statement and obstruction charges. The case boils down to:

Clemens flatly denied [to Congress]ever knowingly using banned substances, despite testimony to the contrary from former teammate Andy Pettitte and former assistant strength coach Brian McNamee.

As I've said before, this is a "he said/he said" case, proving he lied when he denied "knowingly" using steroids will be a problem, and the even bigger problem will be Congress' authority to have called him as a witness in the first place.

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    Probably won't fly (none / 0) (#1)
    by jbindc on Mon Aug 30, 2010 at 04:05:11 PM EST
    Since during the hearings, Henry Waxman announced he wasn't going to call Clemens, until Clemes and his lawyer insisted he testify.

    Clemens ought to be Clemons (none / 0) (#2)
    by jeffinalabama on Mon Aug 30, 2010 at 04:22:28 PM EST
    in the headline, Jeralyn. I had to look at it 5-6 times before it struck me! Although I think Clemons wrote a book on pitching, didn't he? Maybe both are authors.

    Or the first sentence is misspelled... (none / 0) (#3)
    by jeffinalabama on Mon Aug 30, 2010 at 04:24:29 PM EST
    I can't spell the guy's name anyway! Next time I'll keep my yap shut, or my fingers off the keyboard, as it were.

    Do you agree he is "great"? (none / 0) (#4)
    by oculus on Mon Aug 30, 2010 at 04:53:15 PM EST
    Not "great." (none / 0) (#5)
    by oculus on Mon Aug 30, 2010 at 04:58:11 PM EST
    "Baseball giant."

    Hmmmmmm... (none / 0) (#6)
    by jeffinalabama on Mon Aug 30, 2010 at 06:13:03 PM EST
    He was incredibly succesful, but now, to me, his totals are suspicious.

    He was dominating, I'll give him that.


    felony trap (none / 0) (#7)
    by diogenes on Wed Sep 01, 2010 at 08:09:24 PM EST
    Can Roger Clemens say "Scooter Libby"?

    Wow (none / 0) (#8)
    by squeaky on Wed Sep 01, 2010 at 10:46:55 PM EST
    What an insane comparison.

    I hope you are getting paid for this.