Roger Clemens has been found not guilty of lying to Congress in 2008 when he denied using steroids and HGH, TMZ is reporting. The former major league starting pitcher was acquitted on all six chargers against him, including two counts of perjury, three counts of making false statements and one count of obstructing Congress.
The acquittals come after a federal panel was assigned with investigating several baseball players in the wake of the Mitchell Report. The report connected many MLB players with performance-enhancing drugs. Clemens was one of the players named in the report. The former Yankees player denied taking any illegal substances.
However, Clemens’ longtime personal trainer, Brian McNamee, accused the pitcher of lying. He said he personally injected Clemens with PEDs for years.
Prosecutors believed McNamee was telling the truth, and filed charges against Clemens. But today, a jury found there wasn’t enough evidence to convict him. Clemens later gave a personal statement to the media, thanking his legal team, his family and all of his former teammates who came to his defense.
Written by: Karen Benardello