So now it looks worse than ever for Clemens. He can't follow Pettitte's lead and come clean because he is accused of being a hard-core steroids user for at least a significant period of years. To admit to such usage would make his remarkable late-career success look fraudulent, largely the result of cheating, and would likely keep him from ever gaining entrance into the Hall of Fame.Teri Thompson and Michael O'Keefe, Daily News:
Baseball's gossip mill has been pumping out rumors that disgraced Yankees ace Roger Clemens is considering suing Major League Baseball for his inclusion in the Mitchell Report. ... Attorneys close to the game say the rumors of a possible Clemens lawsuit are most likely fueled by frustration and amount to little more than an empty threat from Clemens, especially now that Pettitte has confirmed the information contained in the report.George King, Post:
According to Rohan Baichu, Brian McNamee has severe problems. Baichu believes those problems led McNamee to fabricate stories about injecting Roger Clemens with performance enhancing drugs.Clemens is scheduled to give a presentation -- "My Vigorous Workout, How I Played So Long" -- next month at the Texas High School Baseball Coaches Association conventation. Jim Long, the group's president, said: "Our officers are going to meet next week and we're going to see what he does. We're going to try to contact him and let him tell us some things."
Baichu, a massage therapist with the Astros who served as a workout partner for Clemens from 2004-06 and lived on Clemens' Texas property in order to be on hand for late-night workouts and massages, unloaded on McNamee, a former personal trainer of Clemens.
"He is a piece of [bleep]. First of all, he is an alcoholic," Baichu told The Post from his New York area residence. "He is a troubled soul and has got so many demons in his closets. He has a lot of problems in his life. ... If Roger is guilty of anything, it's that he has a big heart."