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McNamee Testifies About Clemens Injections

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Brian McNamee (Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images News)

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By FREDERIC J. FROMMER and JOSEPH WHITE,  Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) _ Brian McNamee has testified that he first injected Roger Clemens with steroids when they were with the Toronto Blue Jays in 1998.

McNamee said Monday he injected Clemens in the buttocks in Clemens’ apartment at the pitcher’s request. McNamee was the strength and conditioning coach for the Blue Jays at the time.

McNamee is the chief witness for the prosecution in the perjury trial of the seven-time Cy Young Award winner. He is the only person who will testify with firsthand knowledge of Clemens using performance-enhancing drugs.

Clemens is charged with lying to Congress when he testified in 2008 that he had never used steroids or human growth hormone.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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