Rocket About to Crash and Burn?
None of us here at Boston Daily are lawyers (though some of us have needed lawyers now and then). Still, this bit of news sure sounds bad for former Red Sox ace Roger Clemens.
Turns out Clemens’ one-time friend and teammate, Andy Pettitte, won’t testify at tomorrow’s congressional hearing. Instead, Pettitte will let his affidavit speak for itself — a document that apparently backs Brian McNamee, the trainer who claims to have supplied and injected Clemens and Pettitte with steroids.
Guess this means Clemens and Pettitte aren’t BFFs anymore.
Clemens can’t be happy about this. He spent much of the last week meeting with Congress behind close doors in a preemptive attempt to convince them of his innocence.
Now, though, with Pettitte corroborating McNamee’s account of how things went down, it’s going to be awfully tough for Clemens to claim he was wrongly accused. Especially since Pettitte has already copped to taking steroids.
After interviewing Rep. Tom Davis (R-Va.) yesterday, Davis said that in an affidavit given to the House Oversight Committee, Pettitte’s account matches McNamee’s in most details, but that in a separate affidavit to the committee, Clemens said both are mistaken.
Sources said McNamee has told investigators that in the winter of 2002, he, Clemens and Pettitte were working out together at the gym in Clemens’ Houston home. According to the sources, McNamee says that during a break in the workout, Pettitte went over to McNamee by himself and asked: “How come you don’t give me the stuff you give Roger?”
Should be a fun day on Capitol Hill tomorrow.