Will Prosecutors Finally Make Perjury Charges Stick Against Roger Clemens?
by Anthony Caruso
The perjury trial against Roger Clemens is again taking center stage in the arena of sports law. The trial represents the second attempt by prosecutors to convict Clemens on a number of charges related to his repeated denials of steroid use.
After his 2008 testimony before a U.S. House of Representatives committee contradicted the findings of the Mitchell Report on steroid use in Major League Baseball, Clemens was indicted and charged with perjury, obstruction of justice, and making false statements. However, the first trial came to an abrupt end last summer after prosecutors mistakenly allowed jurors to see inadmissible evidence and the judge declared a mistrial.
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