The Roger Clemens Aftermath


Who would have thought that after five exhausting hours of testimony on Capitol Hill, the two biggest thorns in Roger Clemens’ side would be his best friend and his former nanny?

That’s perhaps the only definitive conclusion to be drawn after the embattled pitcher and his former personal trainer Brian McNamee appeared before the House Committee on Oversight and Government to argue over whether or not the former Yankees pitcher used performance enhancing drugs between 1998 and 2003.

It should have been a cut-and-dry affair: Either Clemens took steroids, meaning he committed perjury, or he’s a law-abiding ballplayer, meaning McNamee did. There is no room for interpretation. Yet somehow, through countless unanswered questions, contradictions, and recants, neither McNamee nor Clemens managed to establish themselves as credible in any meaningful way.

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