Roger Clemens has been called the greatest baseball pitcher of his generation. A World Series winner with the New York Yankees, owner of 7 Cy Young Awards and second only to Nolan Ryan as the all-time leader in strike-outs, Clemens was a lock as a first-ballot Hall of Famer once he decided to retire.
Then came the Mitchell Report, and now that vaunted future is in doubt. Clemens was by far the biggest fish in the pond of baseball stars accused in that investigative report of taking illegal performance-enhancing substances during their playing careers.
Clemens name emerged because of testimony by his former personal trainer Brian MacNamee, who said he injected Clemens with steroids and gave him Human Growth Hormones on a number of occasions at the pitcher’s request. Clemens vehemently denies the charge.
Congressman Peter Welch is a member of the House Oversight Committee that heard Clemens’ and MacNamee’s testimony Wednesday.
I spoke with Congressman Welch yesterday and asked him, who does he believe, the pitcher or the trainer?
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