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Roger Clemens, in a “60 Minutes” interview to appear on Sunday, will claim that former trainer Brian McNamee injected him with the painkiller lidocaine and vitamin B-12, but not performance-enchancing drugs.
It has been rumored that if Clemens does not admit to steroid use, McNamee will gather his lawyers and sue Clemens for libel/slander.
More from the Associated Press:
In the first excerpts released from the pitcher’s interview with CBS’s “60 Minutes,” which is to be broadcast Sunday night, Clemens maintained the denials he has issued since McNamee implicated him in the Mitchell report on doping in baseball, which was released Dec. 13.
McNamee, a former strength coach for the Blue Jays and Yankees, told Mitchell he personally injected Clemens with steroids in 1998 while they were with Toronto, and with steroids and human growth hormone in 2000 and 2001 while with New York.
“Roger took bunches of his shots over his career, much the way racehorses do, unfortunately,” Clemens’ lawyer, Rusty Hardin, said after the excepts were released Thursday.