"Now, what is this site about, how Joe Torre ruined pitchers' arms? Is that it?"
-Michael Kay, August 18, 2009

Monday, January 7, 2008

Chronicle: Clemens sues McNamee

From Alyson Footer at MLB.com:

Roger Clemens filed a defamation lawsuit Sunday night against Brian McNamee, claiming his longtime trainer was threatened with jail if he didn't connect the seven-time Cy Young winner with steroids.

According to a Houston Chronicle report, the lawsuit was filed electronically with the Harris County civil courts Sunday evening, just before CBS aired Clemens' interview on "60 Minutes."

After releasing several statements claiming his innocence, posting a video denial on his personal Web site and speaking out on "60 Minutes," the lawsuit is Clemens' next strategic move in an effort to clear his name.

"I don't know if I'll ever get the naysayers back. I don't know what I'm going to get. Maybe some of my name back," Clemens said to the Chronicle Sunday. The report also revealed Clemens' stance that the lawsuit will not keep him from testifying before Congress on Jan. 16, which he plans to do without asking for immunity or invoking any rights.

And the circus continues.

I really can't wait for these 38 days to pass. I need to see some real baseball news before I go crazy.

The report also mentions that Clemens has asked the court to declare that Clemens has not defamed McNamee. The lawsuit includes quotes from McNamee that came from a conversation with private investigators hired by Clemens' attorney, including the fact that McNamee was persuaded to talk about Clemens after he was threatened.


Andrew V. said...

It really is just awful how little there is to write about.

Imagine a year without a steroid scandal...

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