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Clemens and McNamee Have “Emotional” Phone Conversation

According to New York Newsday, disgraced baseball legend Roger Clemens and former trainer Brian McNamee had an “emotional” conversation on the phone Friday night. As you all remember from the Mitchell Report, McNamee told his story about injecting Clemens with steroids and human growth hormone. Clemens, meanwhile, is desperately trying to clear his name.

I’m willing to bet that Clemens will sue McNamee for libel (in reference to an apparent false report about Clemens and steroid use), and McNamee will sue Clemens right back for slander (because Clemens and his lawyers called McNamee a liar and a very unreliable source).

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Ever since the Mitchell report was released Dec. 13, Roger Clemens and his former trainer Brian McNamee have been trading barbs via lawyers through the media. According to a published report, they spoke by phone Friday night.

While it’s uncertain who initiated the call according to New York Newsday, a source told the paper the conversation lasted about an hour and could be described as “emotional.”

In the Mitchell report, McNamee said he injected Clemens with steroids during his career.

The paper also reports that the verbal back-and-forth between Clemens and McNamee has drawn the attention of Jeff Novitzky, an IRS special agent responsible for the indictment of Barry Bonds in November on felony charges of perjury and obstruction of justice.

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