Clemens Asked To Pitched Before Congress
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Before the Mitchell Report was released, Roger “Rocket” Clemens was a lock to be a first ballot Hall of Famer for his work done on the baseball diamond. After the report’s release, Clemens is finding that he has lost more than his fastball during the past several weeks. His reputation has taken a major hit after being implicated by Brian McNamee as someone that used steroids.
McNamee – a former strength coach with the Yankees and Blue Jays – worked with the Rocket during the period that he pitched for both clubs. McNamee said he injected him with steriods in 1998, and with both steroids and HGH in 2000-01. In his defense, Clemens said the injections were an anesthetic, lidocaine, as well as vitamin B12.
The United States Congress has asked Clemens to testify before them. The invitation came via House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Henry Waxman (D-Calif.).
There is no truth to the rumor that bullpen ace Marion Rivera will be making a relief appearance to bail the Rocket out of this situation.