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Clemens To Appear in Front of Congress

According to an attorney, Roger Clemens will reportedly not plead the fifth amendment and will answer all questions from Congress under oath. Brian McNamee will also appear Thursday but has not decided whther he will submit a deposition or transcribed interview. The Associated Press reminds us that it’s a crime to lie in front of […]

Andy Pettite Could Back McNamee Against Roger Clemens

According to a lawyer of Brian McNamee, Andy Pettitte will admit to Congress that he had talked about steroids and Human Growth Hormone with former teammate and workout partner Roger Clemens. The two are very close friends too, though I imagine this would probably damage that relationship. Clemens has done all he could to disprove, […]

Mitchell Report Complete Coverage

Be sure to follow Sports of Boston’s complete coverage of the Mitchell Report and the subsequent Congressional Hearings with Major League Baseball officials. There you will find an indexed recap of our coverage, along with important links and results of our initial poll from the release of the Report. Click here for complete coverage of […]

Does Congress Have Anything Else to do?

Does Congress have anything else better to do? After pouring over the Mitchell report for weeks and holding an all day hearing to adress the issue of PED in baseball, is anyone else wondering what I am. Isn’t there more important business? I look at is as this is one of the few things all […]

George Mitchell Testimony Recap

George Mitchell’s testimony this morning on performance enhancing substances brought some very important discussion topics into the limelight that should be addressed. Before I start, I’d like to note that Mitchell was an excellent choice for this investigation and garnered much respect from Congress throughout the morning. His opening statement and responses during the question […]

George Mitchell Q&A with Congress

Following George Mitchell’s statement to congress, Congress was given the opportunity to ask questions to George Mitchell. Some questions regarding Roger Clemens and trainer Brian McNamee and the impact of steroids were the highlights. While this list is not conclusive of all the questions asked, I found these listed to be the most important:

George Mitchell Speaks to Congress

George Mitchell spoke to Congress today. In his discussion, he opened by stating the serious risks posed by steroid usage by professional athletes. Professional sports stars’ usage of steroids as enabling agents for success have ultimately encouraged young people to use them, as they look up to successful athletes. Mitchell noted that a higher risk […]

Congress After Miguel Tejada and Steroids

During today’s early morning hearing, Congress indicated that “further investigation is warranted” in regards to Miguel Tejada’s involvement with steroids. Congress cited a 2005 interview Tejada gave in connection with Rafael Palmeiro’s involvement with steroids. Palmeiro later indicated that he received an vitamin B-12 injection from Tejada, his teammate at the time. Tejada has remained […]

Baseball Goes to Congress

Today, MLB Commissioner Bud Selig, steroid investigator and former Sen. George Mitchell, and players union executive director Donald Fehr are expected to testify in front of Congress. Roger Clemens and Brian McNamee will appear in front of Congress at a later date, and neither person is guaranteed immunity at this time. Sports of Boston will […]

McNamee Would Go to Jail for Clemens

In a story that gets stranger by the second, Roger Clemens played a tape from an “emotional” conversation he had with former trainer Brian Mcnamee during a news conference yesterday. In it, McNamee kept telling Clemens “What do you want me to do?” but never admitted to lying to George Mitchell about Clemens’ alleged steroid […]

Roger Clemens Sues McNamee

Shortly before a “60 Minutes” piece aired about Roger Clemens’ alleged steroid use, Clemens filed a defamation lawsuit against accuser and former trainer Brian McNamee. Sports of Boston will have more from this story as it develops. From the Associated Press: Roger Clemens filed a defamation suit against former personal trainer Brian McNamee in Texas state court […]

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 […]

Clemens Says McNamee Injected Him, But Not with Steroids

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 […]

Clemens Fires Back Denying HGH and Steroids Reports

Roger Clemens denied allegations by his former trainer that he took performance-enhancing drugs.  I want to state clearly and without qualification: I did not take steroids, human growth hormone or any other banned substances at any time in my baseball career or, in fact, my entire life. Roger Clemens, in a statement issued by his […]

Canseco Calls Mitchell Report Laughable

Steroid connoisseur Jose Canseco had some choice words for Senator George Mitchell Thursday night. Hours after being thrown out of the Mitchell news conference for not being a member of the media, Canseco cited Mitchell’s report as “laughable.” He said that Mitchell definitely didn’t dig deep enough, also saying that the report proved nothing. He […]