Gag Order in Clemens Case
The judge presiding over the Roger Clemens federal perjury case has reportedly issued a gag order to all parties involved. According to the “New York Daily News,” U.S. District Court Judge Reggie Walton said this week that individual parties, witnesses and attorneys must refrain from making any further statements about the case. Clemens is charged with one count of obstruction of Congress, three counts of making false statements, and two counts of perjury for allegedly lying to a Congressional committee back in 2008 about his use of performance-enhancing drugs. Clemens denied taking any illegal substances, but his former trainer Brian McNamee also testified under oath that he personally injected Clemens with steroids and human growth hormone between 1998 and 2001. Clemens and his attorney maintain he is innocent and vow a strong defense at trial.