UNITED STATES - SEPTEMBER 29:  From the book New York Exposed. Willie Mays' famous eighth inning catch going away from home plate in the first game of the 1954 World SEries between the New York Giants and the Cleveland Indians.  (Photo by Frank Hurley/NY Daily News Archive via Getty Images) Connelly’s Top Ten: Sox Managers Worse Than Farrell, Loaded 1966 All-Star Team, Brady-Belichick’s ‘Feud’ 2564856329_a79fdbbc29_z NBA Preview: 2016-2017 Boston Celtics Connelly’s Top Ten: Wright Should Sue Farrell, Pedro Silly, Swordfish – What’s Up? Tropicana Field (MLB Photo) Sox Go 5-2 On Most Recent Road Trip; 4 Game Set in Tampa Upcoming

Roger Clemens Gets Not Guilty Verdict at Trial

Roger Clemens (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

In what may be the final chapter of the famed Steroid Era in Major League Baseball, former Red Sox pitcher Roger Clemens was found not guilty on six counts Monday in his perjury trial.

The jury returned their verdict after just 10 hours of deliberation. The 49-year-old Clemens was accused of perjury, making false statements and obstructing Congress after he made his nationally televised appearance in February 2008.

The government spent more than four years and presumably millions of dollars building the case against Clemens, but in the end, it was all for naught.

Defense attorneys hammered the prosecution’s star witness Brian McNamee, the former trainer of Clemens, throughout the 10-week trial, taking shots at his credibility and his character.

We covered the Mitchell Report and later The Rocket’s appearance in front of Congress pretty extensively, and even with this acquittal, it’s pretty difficult to honestly believe Clemens never used performance enhancing drugs.

His dramatic statistical improvement on the mound in his late 30’s and early 40’s after a few years of mediocrity speaks for itself. But, what’s even more astounding is that prosecutors presented actual DNA EVIDENCE LINKING CLEMENS TO STEROIDS!

But, in this justice system, it’s not the jury’s job to determine whether they think Clemens did steroids. It’s their job to determine whether they think the prosecution proved beyond a reasonable doubt that Clemens lied under oath while in front of Congress.

Do you think the jury got it right?

About KC Downey - @kc_downey

KC is the "head coach" of the Sports of Boston, LLC blog network. Follow him on Twitter: @kc_downey

Tags: , ,

Discussion

No comments for “Roger Clemens Gets Not Guilty Verdict at Trial”

Post a comment