Roger Clemens is one of the best pitchers in baseball history. He has won seven Cy Young Awards, two more than any other pitcher, and...

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Former baseball star Roger Clemens issued a statement in response to the death of Mindy McCready, who he was once rumored to have been close with.

"This is sad news," the MLB legend said of her suicide.

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"I had heard over time that she was trying to get peace and direction in her life. The few times that I had met her and her manager/agent they were extremely nice."

Did Clemens "meet" her a lot more than a few times?

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Earlier this summer, Roger Clemens was found not guilty of lying to a grand jury over his alleged steroid use.

But the fireballer apparently is guilty of making like Brett Favre: no, he hasn't texted a photo of his penis to any young female employees. But he also doesn't know when to truly retire.

Clemens, 50, has actually signed with the Sugar Land (Texas) Skeeters of the independent Atlantic League and is expected to start for the minor league organization on Saturday.

Roger Clemens Plays Golf

Note to Roger Clemens: Stick to golf.

Agent Randy Hendricks hasn't said anything about his client attempting a Major League comeback if all goes well, but did say in a statement:

"His fastball was clocked at 87 mph; all of his pitches were working. He threw a three-inning simulated game after an extensive workout warm-up."

Clemens last pitched for the Yankees in 2007, finishing 6-6 with a 4.18 ERA. His 4,672 strikeouts rank third all-time and he was named to 11 All-Star Games.

He's also eligible for the Hall of Fame next year - barring a return to Major League Baseball - although voters are unlikely to vote for the man who most people believe took performance enhancing drugs for many years during the second half of his career.

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Roger Clemens may never make it into the Hall of Fame, but the legendary pitcher doesn't need to worry any longer about making it through a prison sentence, either.

He has been acquitted on all counts of lying to a grand jury.

Roger Clemens in Court

Clemens was on trial for six counts of perjury, stemming from a 2008 statement in front of Congress that he never took steroids or Human Growth Hormone.

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The judge declared a mistrial today in Roger Clemens' perjury case after prosecutors showed jurors evidence that was previously ruled inadmissible.

U.S. District Judge Reggie Walton said the prosecutors had made a grave error and that the baseball legend could no longer be assured a fair trial.

Walton scheduled a September 2 hearing to determine whether to hold a new trial, but the jurors were dismissed and the case is off - for now.

Debbie and Roger Clemens Picture

Roger Clemens was indicted for perjury for allegedly lying to Congress during a 2008 investigation into performance-enhancing drug use in the sport.

He is not being charged with using drugs, per se, but for knowingly false testimony he allegedly gave involving his use of the substances years ago.

This morning, in the second day of testimony, the judge interrupted prosecutors' playing of a video from his 2008 testimony before Congress.

The jury was removed from the room. When they returned, they were dismissed, and the judge issued the following explanation of why:

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4,672 strikeouts. 354 wins. Seven Cy Young awards. Three counts of making false statements, two counts of perjury and one court of obstructing U.S. Congress.

Roger Clemens, everybody!

The baseball legend was indicted on Thursday on the above charges related to lying to U.S. Congress regarding his obvious use of performance-enhancing drugs.

If convicted on all charges, he could face up to 30 years in prison and a $1.5 million fine. He would more likely serve somewhere between 15-21 months, but still.

This guy makes LeBron James look like the patron saint of pro sports!

UNDER OATH: Even that couldn't make Roger Clemens come clean.

Clemens' indictment stemmed from testimony that Roger and former trainer Brian McNamee gave under oath in February 2008 to a House of Representatives panel, contradicting each other on whether Clemens had used banned substances.

The Rocket said he never used steroids or human growth hormones and repeated this during a subsequent committee hearing. Not so much, the indictment says:

"In truth and in fact, as Clemens well knew when he gave this testimony, Clemens knowingly received injections of anabolic steroids while he was an MLB player."

Clemens was noted for longevity, fierceness, many records and an affair with Mindy McCready during a 24-year career, but was long suspected of using steroids. His adamant, elaborate denials make this fall from grace even more shocking.

Clemens later accused McNamee of fabricating the allegations, said teammate Andy Pettitte "misremembers" the two doing steroids, claimed that HGH shipments to his house were actually for wife Debbie, and other nonsense.

Another former star, Barry Bonds, owner of the single-season and career record for home runs, faces trial in March on charges of perjury related to his testimony about performance-enhancing drugs as well. Maybe they can share a cell?

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Today's celebrity birthdays are no strangers to criticism.

One has been called a lying, cheating disgrace. The other a neophyte, liberal socialist. When you're on top, the haters will say anything to cut you down!

One is fired up and ready to go. The other juiced up and ready to go ... to the Hall of Shame. Yes, it's the current Commander-in-Chief of the U.S. Armed Forces, Barack Obama (48), and disgraced MLB pitching legend Roger Clemens (47)!

In honor of this 4th day of August, here's a little photo tribute to the middle-aged birthday boys. Click to enlarge these images of the HGH-fueled Rocket ...

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... and the 44th president of the United States of America ...

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Mindy McCready admits that she has "lived life recklessly" and made a lot of mistakes, like having an affair with Roger Clemens while she was a teenager.

Back in New York after a trip to Southern California to talk about possible reality TV projects (yes, really), the troubled country singer spilled her side (sometimes multiple sides) of her Roger Clemens affair to various media sources.

McCready told Inside Edition that her alleged affair with the beleaguered baseball star ended because she wanted him to leave wife Debbie Clemens. But she also told the New York Daily News that she "never wanted to marry" the Rocket.

"[Roger Clemens] should have done right by his family - if a person is unhappy in their marriage and spending all their personal time with someone else, you need to do right by your marriage," McCready told the Daily News.

"He should have just told Debbie and been honest with her. If he didn't want to be with her and wanted to be with me, he should have told her."

Mindy McCready Mug Shot: Take Three!

Meanwhile, according to Inside Edition, McCready stated that "I wanted him to, after all that time, do the right thing by me. And, Roger is loyal and dedicated to his family... and so I ended it." Multiple personality disorder, anyone?

Roger Clemens denies that anything sexual happened with Mindy McCready at any time and, in responding to her various claims, only issued a statement acknowledging that he has "made mistakes in my personal life for which I am sorry."

McCready is consistent in her sorrow for the pain she caused Debbie Clemens.

"I have nothing but remorse and nothing but sympathy for what she's had to go through with this situation and she has my utmost apology," she told Inside Edition. "I would apologize to her and say I was young. I now know better."

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In his first comments since being linked to numerous extramarital affairs last week, Roger Clemens acknowledged making "mistakes" in his personal life, apologizing to his family and the public in a prepared statement.

But, in case you were wondering, the seven-time Cy Young winner remained steadfast in his lies denials that he has used steroids or HGH.

"I know that many people want to know what I have to say about the recent articles in the media," Roger Clemens, who has four children with wife Debbie Clemens in the Houston area, told the Houston Chronicle.

Mindy McCready Mug Shot

Roger Clemens is alleged to have had an affair with Mindy McCready.

"Even though these articles contain many false accusations and mistakes, I need to say I have made mistakes in my personal life for which I am sorry. I have apologized to my family and apologize to my fans. Like everyone, I have flaws. I have sometimes made choices which have not been right," he said.

Clemens also addressed the notion that he may have started an improper relationship with country singer Mindy McCready when she was 15.

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Paula Abdul. Rob Lowe. Roger Clemens. Miley Cyrus. Plenty of celebs had difficult weeks, and that's the subject of today's Face-Off. Your comments and opinions are encouraged as The Hollywood Gossip staff members debate ...


ROB & SHERYL LOWE by mischalova

There's an old saying in the world of celebrity gossip: Pose naked, make a buck. Cheat on your wife, you're still in luck. But discuss your children's penises with your nanny, and you're f*%ked.

As Keeley Hazell and Bill Clinton prove, respectively, the first two parts of this adage ring true. Now, sadly, Sheryl Lowe will find out the veracity of the third sentence.

For while some may believe that Miley Cyrus had an awful week, since when does getting naked have negative repercussions on a beautiful girl?

And while others may think Roger Clemens should be the most ashamed celebrity this week, he's probably happy to be in the news for non steroids-related issues.

But Laura Boyce says Mrs. Rob Lowe spoke of her children's genitals, inquired about the size of Dale Davis' schlong and laughed about her husband's broken cock rings. You recover from one of those things, two at most.

We can't see Sheryl Lowe coming back from all three.

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