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McNamee's smoking gun?

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Tripp McNeely, Feb 6, 2008.

  1. Tripp McNeely

    Tripp McNeely Member

    I haven't seen this posted anywhere yet, but according to ESPNews, Brian McNamee has reportedly turned over evidence from 2000 and 2001 that may be tangible proof that Roger Clemens used performance enhancing drugs.
    McNamee reportedly saved the evidence just in case something like this had arisen and Clemens denied using the drugs. Apparently the items will be tested for DNA as well as what substances were used.

    Man, if true, this took some serious forethought on McNamee's part. I wonder if he saved Pettitte's "material." I don't trust Clemens at all, but this seems kind of weird to me.


    EDIT: My bad, apparently ESPNews is getting it from the N.Y. Daily News.
     
  2. 21

    21 Well-Known Member

    http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/story?id=3233878

    Very weird story.
     
  3. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    If it's that far back, Clemens can invoke statute of limitations.

    "Murdering the game" won't hold up in court, methinks.
     
  4. markvid

    markvid Guest

    But it's the fact that he's proven to be a liar to the public that will hurt him much more than any conviction in court.
     
  5. Tripp McNeely

    Tripp McNeely Member

    He reportedly kept "blood-stained syringes and gauze pads."
    Something about that creeps me out.
     
  6. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    If Clemens' lawyers are worth what he's paying them, it will never get to that stage.
     
  7. markvid

    markvid Guest

    Sounds like he knew he'd get thrown under the bus someday, and covered his ass.
     
  8. 21

    21 Well-Known Member

    Doesn't apply, I don't think--there are no criminal charges.
     
  9. markvid

    markvid Guest

    No, you're right, I'm just saying than in Roger's mind, all that matters is his legacy. All else is secondary.
     
  10. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    Perjury isn't a criminal charge?
     
  11. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    Look, I'm not going to defend Raja. I'm just saying it's gonna be damned hard to make anything stick to him short of fresher evidence than we're supposedly about to see.
     
  12. markvid

    markvid Guest

    No, it's what was stuck IN him at the crux of the issue.
     
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