Roger Clemens found not guilty of perjury charges

After 8 weeks and questioning 46 witnesses, Roger Clemens has finally been acquitted of all the charges against him. The case against Clemens included one count of obstruction of Congress, three counts of making false statements and two counts of perjury. He was found not guilty of all counts.

Soiled medical wrappings, cotton balls, drug vials and hypodermic needles that former trainer Brian McNamee kept were all presented but in the end it wasn’t enough evidence and was argued to be contaminated due to the aging that had taken place on the genetic evidence.

This is the second time that Clemens has been on trial, with the first one being declared a mistrial before it reached the jury.

A Hall of Famer on the stats sheet, Clemens will now have to wait along with other players from the past decade on whether or not they will be allowed into Cooperstown. Whether or not McNamee did have correct evidence, the case for Clemens may be tarnished from now on.

 

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