Not all celebrity gossip revolves around Britney Spears wearing no pants. It can sometimes takes radically different forms, such as Hillary Clinton crying or a star pitcher defend himself against damaging allegations of steroid use.
On that note, a recording of a conversation last Friday between Roger Clemens and Brian McNamee – the trainer who accuses him of taking steroids – was played Monday at Clemens’ news conference as he tries to clear his name.
Roger Clemens’ lawyers said that because Brian McNamee didn’t deny Clemens’ claims that he never used steroids during the 17-minute tape, it amounted to proof that Clemens is telling the truth that he is clean. But does it?
Roger Clemens and his attorney defend the pitcher’s reputation.
“I’ll go to jail, I’ll do whatever you want,” McNamee said.
“I need somebody to tell the truth,” Roger Clemens said, yet without actually asking why McNamee said what he did, or urging him to recant it.
Also noteworthy: McNamee never said he lied when he told baseball investigator George Mitchell that he injected Clemens with steroids several times from 1998-2001. This information was published in the Mitchell Report.
“I’m in your corner,” Brian McNamee said. “I’d also like not to go to jail.”
Clemens filed suit against McNamee for defamation of character on Monday. Both will testify before Congress later this month. Here’s the first part or Roger Clemens’ press conference, before the McNamee was played…