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.
The not guilty verdict in Roger Clemens’s perjury case is unlikely to sway baseball’s Hall of Fame voters who’ve spent years deciding whether accusations of steroid use should keep the seven-time Cy Young Award winner from being enshrined.
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.
The judge in the perjury trial of Roger Clemens, the former New York Yankees pitcher accused of lying to Congress by denying he used performance-enhancing drugs, said he is considering dismissing a fourth juror, who plans to travel to Germany on June 19.