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RKMeibalane
06-18-2012, 05:10 PM
Clemens Not Guilty of Perjury (http://espn.go.com/mlb/story/_/id/8068819/roger-clemens-found-not-guilty-all-six-counts-perjury-trial)

What a load of crap.

SephClone89
06-18-2012, 05:12 PM
Nice job, Pettitte.

kittle42
06-18-2012, 05:40 PM
Get that man a coaching job!

tstrike2000
06-18-2012, 05:47 PM
Justice has been served!

soxinem1
06-18-2012, 05:53 PM
Justice has been served!

Juice-tice has been served. :smile:

tstrike2000
06-18-2012, 05:57 PM
Juice-tice has been served. :smile:

It was vitamin B, damn it!

Boondock Saint
06-18-2012, 06:03 PM
What a ****ing joke.

Apparently, they need a video of him shooting up, with him saying something like, "Yeah, I'm Roger Clemens, and I'm currently shooting steroids. Yes, this very moment, this is steroids I'm shooting into myself".

Bucky F. Dent
06-18-2012, 06:05 PM
Well, I won't be watching anything on ESPN or MLB.TV for the next six to eight weeks.

kittle42
06-18-2012, 06:19 PM
"It's not a lie if you believe it." - George Costanza.

WhiteSox5187
06-18-2012, 06:30 PM
Perjury is a hard case to prove in any circumstance. Throw in the fact that Pettitte had a convenient case of "maybe mis-remembering" and Clemens' wife was willing to be thrown under the bus and it gets even harder. This verdict just means Clemens isn't going to jail, not that he is innocent. OJ was found not guilty too.

SephClone89
06-18-2012, 06:39 PM
Well, I won't be watching anything on ESPN or MLB.TV for the next six to eight weeks.

Mlb.tv is an on-demand streaming service.

DSpivack
06-18-2012, 06:42 PM
Mlb.tv is an on-demand streaming service.

Solely of MLB games.

WhiteSox5187
06-18-2012, 06:43 PM
Well, I won't be watching anything on ESPN or MLB.TV for the next six to eight weeks.

I am not sure about ESPN (their writers' tweets have been more apologist in tone for Clemens and other steroid users) but Jon Heyman and Ken Rosenthal from MLB Network have been extraordinarily critical of Clemens and other steroid users. My brother told me that Rosenthal went on MLB Network after the verdict and said "This changes nothing, he clearly juiced," (more or less). Some guys on MLB Network are apologist in nature but the writers (not to mention Bob Costas) are very critical.

downstairs
06-18-2012, 06:53 PM
Mlb.tv is an on-demand streaming service.

I'm sure he meant MLB Network. I make this mistake all the time.

palehozenychicty
06-18-2012, 07:51 PM
Perjury is a hard case to prove in any circumstance. Throw in the fact that Pettitte had a convenient case of "maybe mis-remembering" and Clemens' wife was willing to be thrown under the bus and it gets even harder. This verdict just means Clemens isn't going to jail, not that he is innocent. OJ was found not guilty too.

Indeed. He's still guilty in public opinion.

SI1020
06-18-2012, 09:06 PM
Perjury is a hard case to prove in any circumstance. Throw in the fact that Pettitte had a convenient case of "maybe mis-remembering" and Clemens' wife was willing to be thrown under the bus and it gets even harder. This verdict just means Clemens isn't going to jail, not that he is innocent. OJ was found not guilty too.Exactly. You think by now people would be used to the complexities, inconsistencies and contradictions of our judicial system. Given the "evidence" that the jury was presented I don't see how there could have been any other outcome.

thomas35forever
06-18-2012, 09:36 PM
Lucky bastard. No way he deserves this.

soxinem1
06-19-2012, 02:51 PM
Lucky bastard. No way he deserves this.

The 1919 White Sox cheaters were cleared in court too, then were banned by MLB.

Just like Rose, McGwire, Palmeiro, Barroid, and now Clemens, they will all live their remaining days in MLB Wilderness, The Refuge of the Officially and Unofficially Banned.

StillMissOzzie
06-19-2012, 11:59 PM
And now, Clemens' credibility lies in the hands of the HOF voters. Without the PED stain, he'd be a first-ballot winner. Now... I hope not. Because I think he is a damn liar.

SMO
:o:

BigKlu59
06-20-2012, 12:09 AM
And now, Clemens' credibility lies in the hands of the HOF voters. Without the PED stain, he'd be a first-ballot winner. Now... I hope not. Because I think he is a damn liar.

SMO
:o:

So... Will the BBHOF look the other way and open the doors to the asterik and roid enhanced class, or stay true to their code of conduct?

BK59

gobears1987
06-20-2012, 06:55 AM
The 1919 White Sox cheaters were cleared in court too, then were banned by MLB.

Just like Rose, McGwire, Palmeiro, Barroid, and now Clemens, they will all live their remaining days in MLB Wilderness, The Refuge of the Officially and Unofficially Banned.

You forgot someone in your list.

:nandrolone

Dan H
06-20-2012, 11:40 AM
This is obviously no vindication. Clemens has damaged his legacy. If he should get elected to the Hall, it will not be without controversy.

voodoochile
06-20-2012, 12:09 PM
Not surprised - the chain of custody on the samples clearly makes them inadmissible and there was no corroboration for the trainer's testimony. A blow to the Justice department for sure, but I'm not that surprised by the outcome.