KXNT_35x90 cbssports1140-horizontal-small

News

Clemens Maintains Innocence

View Comments

Get Breaking News First

Receive News, Politics, and Entertainment Headlines Each Morning.
Sign Up

Sports Fan Insider

Keep up with your favorite teams and athletes with daily updates.
Sign Up

clemens3851 Clemens Maintains Innocence

Roger Clemens is taking to Twitter to defend himself against federal perjury charges. In a tweet sent out late Thursday, the seven-time Cy Young Award winner insisted he never lied to Congress, nor took human growth hormone or steroids. Clemens also asked the public to keep an open mind until the trial. Earlier in the day, a federal grand jury handed down an indictment against Clemens on charges of perjury, making false statements, and lying to Congress. The charges stem from the pitcher’s 2008 testimony before the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, in which he denied taking performance-enhancing substances. However, Clemens’ former trainer Brian McNamee testified that he personally injected Clemens with steroids and HGH on multiple occasions over a four-year period. The 48-year-old Clemens has been out of baseball since 2007. Allegations of steroid use against him originally surfaced in the 2007 report by George Mitchell on performance-enhancing substances in baseball.

View Comments
blog comments powered by Disqus
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 1,009 other followers