June 18th, 2012, 05:26 PM #1
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Another few million down the tubes:Roger Clemens has been acquitted on all charges by a jury that decided he didn't lie to Congress when he denied using performance-enhancing drugs.
Jurors returned their verdict Monday after close to 10 hours of deliberation. The outcome brings an end to a 10-week trial that capped an expensive, five-year investigation into one of the greatest pitchers in the history ofbaseball.
The 49-year-old Clemens was accused of perjury, making false statements and obstructing Congress when he testified at a deposition and at a nationally-televised hearing in February 2008. The charges centered on his repeated denials that he used steroids and human growth hormone during his 24-year career.
The verdict is the latest blow to the government's pursuit of athletes accused of drug use.
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June 18th, 2012, 05:30 PM #2
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Yup, such a waste. As much as I dislike Barry Bonds, for example, the perjury case was nothing but a waste of time and resources.
Doubt USADA is going to give up on Lance. It's personal, and they want to try and sink him.
June 18th, 2012, 06:04 PM #3
June 19th, 2012, 10:08 AM #4
I think they should drug test professional sports. Why? Because too many kids in high school and college are told "You just aren't big enough to" (enter sport of position here)... And the kids take "juice" to gain weight and muscle.
And then down the road they have physical problems from the steroids that limit their enjoyment of adult life, not to say shortening it.
I had a buddy who played with the Raiders who was in his 30's then and had damaged heart valves due to steroids and God only knows what else to get him back on the field.
Clemons beat the "lying to congress" charge, but everyone knows he juiced - which was the original issue anyway.Obama doesn't need an "enemies list"... He sees half the country as his enemy.
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