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Baseball's Roger Clemens acquitted of all charges
« on: June 18, 2012, 07:16:23 PM »

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2012/06/18/baseball-roger-clemens-acquitted-all-charges/

I heard of this headline as I left work today.  I was very pleased to see it.  I have seen this as a complete waste of time for quite a while. 
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The government's case relied heavily on the testimony of Clemens' longtime strength coach, Brian McNamee, who testified he injected Clemens with steroids in 1998, 2000 and 2001 and with HGH in 2000. McNamee produced a needle and other materials he said were from a steroids injection of Clemens in 2001, items that McNamee said he stored in and around a Miller Lite beer can inside a FedEx box for some six years.

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/us/2012/06/18/baseball-roger-clemens-acquitted-all-charges/#ixzz1yBoMR6W5
I had always figured the prosecutors must have some evidence that I hadn't heard about.  Surely, they weren't basing their case on a this one guy who is questionable?  From what I see in the news articles (above), that is apparently what they did.  I guess I was expecting them to have a stronger case if they were going to take this to trial.  I guess I should also give Clemens credit for hiring a good lawyer. 
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Re: Baseball's Roger Clemens acquitted of all charges
« Reply #1 on: June 18, 2012, 07:17:44 PM »

they hoped to get a plea
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Re: Baseball's Roger Clemens acquitted of all charges
« Reply #2 on: June 18, 2012, 08:01:33 PM »

they hoped to get a plea
Big waste of time and money if that is the case.  I would suggest the jury spent too much time deliberating, but that isn't all that long.
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Re: Baseball's Roger Clemens acquitted of all charges
« Reply #3 on: June 19, 2012, 09:38:40 AM »

Roger Clemens was a professional athlete - an entertainer.

Nothing he did professionally impacts me or 99+% of the other people in this country. In a few more years, he's going to be very little more than the subject of some sports triva games. And if he DID use some drugs - so what? So long as we - the taxpayers - aren't on the hook for treating him when his internal organs dissolve, so what?

And what was the trial for? LYING TO CONGRESS. It's beyond preposterous to criminalize alleged lies told to a body largely comprised of pathological liars who shouldn't even have been wasting OUR time and money on a nothing issue like steroids and such in the entertainment (pro sports) industry in the first place.

Better they should investigate prior drug use in elected officials - I'd be a lot more concerned if (for example) someone with budgetary authority, foreign policy responsibilities, and access to nuclear launch codes were an admitted pot smoking drunken coke head earlier in his career.

Oh oh, just a minute . . .  :O
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Re: Baseball's Roger Clemens acquitted of all charges
« Reply #4 on: June 19, 2012, 09:52:36 AM »

Meanwhile, the Attorney General lies to Congress and there's no trial there.   :facepalm:
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Re: Baseball's Roger Clemens acquitted of all charges
« Reply #5 on: June 19, 2012, 10:44:52 AM »

Meanwhile, the Attorney General lies to Congress and there's no trial there.   :facepalm:

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Re: Baseball's Roger Clemens acquitted of all charges
« Reply #6 on: June 19, 2012, 02:00:23 PM »

Is using HGH, in and of itself, illegal?
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Re: Baseball's Roger Clemens acquitted of all charges
« Reply #7 on: June 19, 2012, 02:12:03 PM »

Is using HGH, in and of itself, illegal?

HGH, roids, whatever is usually legal with a Rx.
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Re: Baseball's Roger Clemens acquitted of all charges
« Reply #8 on: June 19, 2012, 02:58:54 PM »

Is using HGH, in and of itself, illegal?
There was no federal law saying it was illegal according to what I read.
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Re: Baseball's Roger Clemens acquitted of all charges
« Reply #9 on: June 20, 2012, 08:38:57 AM »

Does this mean my baseball cards of him or worth more or less, now?

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Re: Baseball's Roger Clemens acquitted of all charges
« Reply #10 on: June 27, 2012, 10:40:39 AM »

There was no federal law saying it was illegal according to what I read.

it was only off limits according to the rules of basebal.  why congress was involved at all is beyond me.  what hankb said goes x2
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Re: Baseball's Roger Clemens acquitted of all charges
« Reply #11 on: June 27, 2012, 08:44:01 PM »

it was only off limits according to the rules of basebal.  why congress was involved at all is beyond me.  what hankb said goes x2

Congress has oversight authority of MLB because MLB is, essentially, a monopoly. 
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Re: Baseball's Roger Clemens acquitted of all charges
« Reply #12 on: June 27, 2012, 08:58:09 PM »

Good, maybe now they can get back to their job of writing (I hold out scant hope for balancing) a budget.

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Re: Baseball's Roger Clemens acquitted of all charges
« Reply #13 on: June 27, 2012, 09:04:10 PM »

Hell if lying to Congress is a crime then every Congressman/woman is guilty because they all have done so at least once since taking office.
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