While it’s not exactly the freshest news at this point, a recent court verdict has cleared Roger Clemens of all perjury charges related to the 2008 baseball steroid abuse investigation. With tears in his eyes, an emotional Clemens thanked his friends and family for all the support they provided over the past four years.
In 2008, the U.S. House of Representatives launched an investigation into illegal steroid use in professional baseball. Since several prominent baseball stars were implicated in illegal steroid use in the early 2000s, the U.S. House of Representative took action to determine how prevalent the problem was throughout the world of professional baseball.
Roger Clemens is one of the most well-known players in baseball’s history. With seven Cy Young awards and 11 All-Star appearances, Clemens is considered one of the best pitchers of his generation. When he testified before the U.S. Congress, Clemens shared information on the prevalence of steroid use. He testified that steroid use was not prevalent among most athletes in professional baseball.
Unfortunately, there were many in Congress who had differing beliefs about the spread of steroids. Because of this, he was charged with perjury by allegedly lying at a Congress hearing. Further investigation showed that all of Clemens’ statements were true.
CNN has more information on the Clemens trial verdict. While the Clemons case has ended, there are many other people who are going through similar legal problems. For those who are innocent but nonetheless face criminal charges like Clemens, a criminal defense attorney can be a great way to navigate the murky world of legalese. He or she can be a valuable resource for many people.
FBI prosecutors and the U.S. Justice Department have doggedly pursued Clemens since 2008. While many in the FBI and the Justice Department feel that Clemens is still implicated in the steroid abuse scandal, they have agreed to defer to the judicial process.