Former MLB pitcher Roger Clemens was found not guilty of lying to a grand jury over his alleged steroid use. Clemens boo-hooed his way through a press conference of sorts outside of the courthouse shortly after the trial ended with his attorney smiling his ass off.
Will this prevent Clemens from getting into the Baseball Hall of Fame? It shouldn’t, but it just might.
And while Clemens will not see any jail time, he is guilty of being a stupid-ass. First of all, the grand jury did not seek Clemens out the first time around – Clemens SOUGHT THEM! After his name came out in the now infamous “Mitchell Report”, no one called Clemens. All he had to do was lay low and cool the (puck) out.
But Clemens HAD to open his yap. He HAD to challenge the report in front of a grand jury and drag down MLB in the process. Hell, at least Barry Bonds didn’t want to be bothered.
Oh, and one more thing: doesn’t Congress have more pressing matters to attend to such as, oh I don’t know, a sorry housing market, national security, high unemployment rates.
This whole thing was one sorry-ass episode all the way around…