January 30, 2008

More Possible Trouble For Clemens

Earl Ward, one of Brian McNamee's lawyers, believes that Andy Pettitte "will tell Congress he discussed human growth hormone with Roger Clemens between the 2001 and 2002 seasons".

Pettitte is scheduled to be deposed next Monday, February 4. Clemens will answer questions the following day, with McNamee appearing on February 7. According to Ward, this is how Pettitte came to briefly use HGH in 2002:
[T]here was a situation where Andy was speaking to Roger in Brian's presence, then Andy came over to Brian and essentially said, 'Why didn't you tell me about this stuff?' He referred to HGH. Brian discouraged him and then several months later, when he [Pettitte] got injured, he came back and asked Brian about it, and that's when Brian injected him. We believe that based on the fact that Andy came to Brian and asked him about HGH, it was Roger who told Andy about HGH and that's why he asked Brian about it.
Richard Emery, another lawyer for McNamee: "There are a number of conversations where Pettitte and Brian talked about Clemens' use. I think there is everything to believe Pettitte is not a liar."

Jay Reisinger, Pettitte's lawyer, had no comment.

Cakey (who runs the ThreadSox board) tipped me off that the producers of Fox's "The Moment of Truth" are offering Roger Clemens a spot on the show. He would take a polygraph test and answer questions about possible steroid use.

In the letter to Billy, Howard Schultz, the show's creator writes: "People have stood in awe at your incredible accomplishments in baseball. This show could let the world know that you are an incredibly courageous person, as well as to clear your name in front of a nationwide audience, all in the name of charity."

Schultz says he will donate $500,000 to the charity of Clemens's choice if the portly pitcher participates.

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