Jurors were urged both by lawyers for Roger Clemens and by prosecutors to use common sense when deciding whether the former pitching star intentionally lied to Congress to cover up his use of steroids and human growth hormone.
Prosecutors seeking to convict pitcher Roger Clemens of obstructing Congress and making false statements must prove he was injected with steroids, knew what was in the shots and knowingly lied about it, said lawyers.
The trainer for Roger Clemens who told Congress he injected the former New York Yankees pitcher with performance enhancing drugs said the treatments began when Clemens sought help administering a shot of anabolic steroids.
U.S. prosecutors completed their perjury case against Roger Clemens after calling 24 witnesses over six weeks in an effort to convince jurors that the baseball star took banned drugs and lied about it to Congress.
Roger Clemens , the former New York Yankees pitcher who won a record seven Cy Young awards, asked a judge to dismiss charges that he lied to Congress in 2008 when he denied using performance-enhancing drugs.
Roger Clemens , seven-time winner of Major League Baseball’s Cy Young pitching award, was charged with lying to Congress about using steroids, joining a growing list of ballplayers accused of cheating.