Roger Clemens Charged with Perjury, Maintains Innocence
Roger Clemens has been indicted for allegedly lying to a Congressional inquiry regarding his use of steroids during his more than two-decades long MLB career.
Clemens, who is accused of lying under oath 15 times, said he will fight the six counts of indictment leveled against him on Thursday. The 11-time All-Star reiterated his stand that he never used any illegal substance to help him become one of the most dominant pitchers during his 23-year career that started with the Boston Red Sox in 1984 and ended with the New York Yankees in 2007. Clemens took to Twitter on Thursday to appeal to people not to judge him while the trial is still ongoing. “I look forward to challenging the Governments accusations, and hope people will keep an open mind until trial. I appreciate all the support I have been getting. I am happy to finally have my day in court,” he said.
Clemens won two World Series in his first stint with the Yankees from 1999 to 2003 and struck out 4,672 during his career. He is ranked no.9 among pitchers with the most wins with 354.
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