Monday, June 18, 2012

Clemens Found Not Guilty On All Counts

A jury has found former Red Sox pitcher Roger Clemens not guilty on all counts of perjury alleging that he lied to Congress about his use of performance enhancing drugs. This second trial of Clemens (the first ended in a mistrial) was likely derailed by Andy Pettitte essentially recanting his previous testimony about his former Yankee teammate.

Andy "Pentangeli" Pettitte
In this trial, Pettitte (currently pitching for the Yankees again) claimed he "could have been wrong" and said there was a "50-50 chance" he misunderstood Clemens when he allegedly told him he used human growth hormone. As if you needed another reason to despise Andy Pettitte. We can just hear that annoying turncoat Suzyn Waldman now: "Oh, my good goodness gracious! Of all the dramatic things I've ever seen. Roger Clemens announcing he is not guilty." Barf.