In their final attempt to convince jurors that Roger Clemens lied to Congress, prosecutors basically called his wife a liar, too. In his closing, Clemens’ lawyer Rusty Hardin characterized the case as “a horrible, horrible overreach by the government and everyone involved” and hammered away at the government’s evidence.
Jurors, who met for only 15 minutes Tuesday, resumed deliberations Wednesday afternoon as they work through a complex verdict sheet.
Roger Clemens’ lawyers tore into theprosecutors’ case against the former pitching great during closing arguments Tuesday, attacking the government for bringing the matterto court in the first place and mounting one last assault against Clemens’ chief accuser.
Roger Clemens’ defense may have regained the momentum in his perjury trial when a scientist testified that the government’s physical evidence against the former pitcher could have been contaminated.
Trying to explain why his book suggested one thing and his testimony said something else, convicted drug dealer Kirk Radomski held up a copy of his 246-page tome called “Bases Loaded” while on the witness stand and gave as good as he got from one of Roger Clemens’ lawyers.