Roger Clemens wasn’t going to be portrayed as a victim at his trial for allegedly lying to Congress about using steroids, the ex-Major League Baseball pitcher’s lead defense lawyer told a federal jury in Washington.
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.
Rusty Hardin , one of the defense lawyers for former New York Yankees pitcher Roger Clemens , may have a conflict of interest in defending his client on charges he lied to Congress about steroids use, the U.S. said.
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.
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.
The wife of Brian McNamee, who claims he gave Roger Clemens steroids and human growth hormone, admitted she told her husband to “go after” the former star pitcher when he disclosed their son’s medical condition during a news conference in 2008.