Roger Clemens was cleared Monday
on all charges that he obstructed and lied to Congress denying he used performance-enhancing drugs to boost his long career as one of the most famous pitchers in baseball history. The high profile trial and verdict come as another blow for the Department of Justice’s recent failure to convict presidential candidate John Edwards
“Clemens, 49, was charged with two counts of perjury, three counts of making false statements and one count of 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 a 24-year career produced 354 victories...
“Clemens' lawyers contended that the pitcher's success resulted from a second-to-none work ethic and an intense workout regimen dating to his high school days.”