Roger Clemens’ second start for the Sugar Land Skeeters had a special twist to it when the 50-year-old right-hander pitched to his son who was squatting behind the plate.
Rogers Clemens has signed with the Sugar Land Skeeters of the independent Atlantic League and is expected to
start for them on Saturday at home against Bridgeport.
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.
Debbie Clemens testified Friday that her husband was not present when she received a shot of human growth hormone from Roger Clemens’ strength coach– testimony that contradicts the star pitcher’s chief accuser in the perjury trial.
Debbie Clemens has taken the stand at the perjury trial of her husband, Roger Clemens.
Wearing a blue floral print dress, Eileen McNamee presented herself as a soft-spoken first-grade schoolteacher who never nagged her now-estranged husband about Roger Clemens. She went on to contradict the government’s key witness many times — and even came up with a different brand of
beer to associate with the crucial evidence in the perjury trial of the former pitcher.
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.
A short clip from Mike Wallace’s “60 Minutes” interview with Roger Clemens in 2008 provided just enough ambiguity for the judge to rule it out, hurting the government’s hopes of proving one piece of its case against the 11-time All-Star pitcher.