Thursday, June 14, 2012

Roger Clemens Found Innocent?

Update: Not guilty on all charges!

The Clemens jury has ended their deliberation. The verdict will be announced momentarily. From the Washington Post:
The jury in the perjury case of legendary pitcher Roger Clemens completed its deliberations Monday afternoon. The verdict is expected to be delivered shortly in a packed courtroom in the District’s federal court.

Over seven weeks of testimony in the case against Clemens, jurors heard from more than 40 witnesses, including former major league ballplayers, a housekeeper, the general manager of the New York Yankees and the wife of the star pitcher. The trial, initially anticipated to last four to six weeks, was at times slow going, with two jurors dismissed for sleeping on the job.

Deliberations began Tuesday, but jurors were off on Thursday and Friday.

The baseball legend was on trial for a second time, charged with six counts of perjury, making false statements and obstructing Congress for denying in 2008 that he had ever taken steroids or human growth hormone. A House panel was following up on a 2007 report by former senator George Mitchell that connected dozens of ballplayers, including Clemens, to performance-enhancing drugs.
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