Lawyers Deliver Final Pitches in Clemens Case

The Wall Street Journal, Wednesday, June 13, 2012

U.S. News

Lawyers Deliver Final Pitches in Clemens Case, by Devlin Barrett

WASHINGTON–“Federal prosecutors urged a jury Tuesday to convict baseball legend Roger Clemens, saying that as unpleasant as the task may be, he should be found guilty of lying to Congress about alleged steroid use…

Mr. Clemens, a seven-time Cy Young Award winner, is fighting charges of obstruction of Congress and perjury for allegedly lying when he told a congressional panel in 2008 he had never used performance-enhancing drugs.  If convicted, he faces about a year and a half in prison, according to federal sentencing guidelines.”

The lawsuit is in its final appeals to a jury in the U.S. District Court in Washington.  Final pitches or appeals by the prosecution and defense are directed to the eight-woman, four-man jury.   Which will be strikes?  Which balls?  Baseball idioms for a baseball legend case!

Washington Post, June 18: “Roger Clemens was acquitted Monday of all charges in his lengthy perjury trial, just blocks from where he had been accused of lying to Congress about never having taken performance-enhancing drugs.”

 

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