The New York Yankees picked the son of pitcher Andy Pettitte and the nephew of former outfielder Paul O’Neill in Major League Baseball’s draft, which concluded over the weekend with 1,216 players selected.
Roger Clemens, the pitcher who won more than 350 games and struck out more than 4,600 batters in a 24-year Major League Baseball career, was found not guilty of lying to Congress about his use of performance-enhancing drugs.
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.
A National Baseball Hall of Fame- funded survey found 66 percent of Americans believe that hearing about steroid use by professional athletes encourages adolescents to take performance-enhancing drugs.
Roger Clemens lied to Congress about using steroids and human growth hormone to protect his chances of election to the Hall of Fame, a U.S. prosecutor told jurors as the ex-pitcher’s perjury trial began in Washington.