Showing posts with label Brian McNamee. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Brian McNamee. Show all posts

Monday, February 11, 2008

Pettitte, Knoblauch and Radomski Dropped From Witness List

Congress recently decided not to make accused steroid users/dealers Chuck Knoblauch, Andy Pettitte and Kirk Radomski testify before Congress, because all they would do is distract everyone from the Clemens vs McNamee fight to the death. Presumably, the two will be given their choice of weapon, and the last man standing wins. But seriously, it is believed that Pettitte asked out of testifying because he did not want to implicate Clemens publicly. Regardless, one of these two men is lying to Congress, and hopefully, the truth will come out, and then one of them will likely be tried for perjury.

Friday, February 8, 2008

News and Notes

Random stuff from a slow news day:

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

McNamee Meets With Congress

Brian McNamee spoke in front of congress today, and gave evidence that he thought proves Roger Clemens' use of PEDs. He turned over vials, syringes and gauze pads to the feds. Earl Ward, his lawyer, said "This is evidence the government has that we believe will corroborate Brian in every significant way." The vials are said to contain traces of steroids and HGH, and the syringes and gauze pads are said to have Clemens' DNA on them. The syringes and gauze pads are from 2000 and 2001, and McNamee said he kept them because he feared Clemens would deny using steroids in the future. My question is, why did McNamee think that he would need to prove Clemens' use of PEDs? Was he planning on turning him in? This whole Clemens thing is beginning to get a little ridiculous.

Friday, January 18, 2008

Date Set for Clemens Deposition

From ESPN:

WASHINGTON -- Roger Clemens was asked by Congress to submit to a deposition or transcribed interview Jan. 26, more than two weeks before the House hearing where the pitcher and his former trainer, Brian McNamee, are to testify.

Letters were sent to Clemens, McNamee and three other people Friday by House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform chairman Henry Waxman and ranking Republican Tom Davis.

The letters ask the witnesses to meet with committee staff on specific dates leading up to the panel's scheduled Feb. 13 hearing.

"The committee asks that you provide testimony about allegations in Senator George Mitchell's report ... that you and other Major League Baseball players used performance-enhancing drugs during your professional baseball career," Waxman and Davis wrote to Clemens.

Not much to say here.

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Clemens' Hearing Pushed Back

The congressional hearing on Steroids featuring Roger Clemens, Andy Pettitte and others has been postponed for almost a month. Apparently, it is to give Congress time to collect more evidence. This is pretty insignificant, and the whole Clemens story has been beaten to death, but I felt I should at least mention it.

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Brian McNamee Loses More Credibility

As if Brian McNamee wasn't a bad enough source already, St. Petersburg, Fl., detectives say they believe McNamee lied to them in a 2001 investigation of a possible rape. This does nothing but help Roger Clemens' cause. Whether he is innocent or guilty is impossible to tell right now, but if this went to court, Clemens would be found innocent because the evidence against him right now is the testimony of one man, and that man is someone who has lied in the past, possibly raped someone. That is not very good evidence. Also, it seems to me that Brian McNamee needs some medical attention. He seems to be in a very bad state right now and needs help. Hopefully all of this will make sense one day and the truth will come out, but it looks like it will be later rather than sooner.

Monday, January 7, 2008

Clemens, McNamee and Mackanin

Last night on 60 minutes, Roger Clemens told Mike Wallace he has never used steroids. He says he will tell the same thing to congress. I still do not believe his is innocent, although I hope that he is. I hope he is telling the truth and will not lie to congress. Whether he juiced or not, he is taking all the right steps to prove his innocence. In this country you are innocent until proven guilty, and Clemens has not even come close to being proven guilty, but that doesn't mean he didn't do it.
What interested me was this on Pete Abraham's blog. After Clemens asked McNamee, "Why would you say I took steroids?" McNamee responded, "What do you want me to do, Roger?" This could mean one of two things. 1)McNamee told the truth about Clemens' steroid use and is upset that he ratted out his friend but was threatened with jail time or 2)McNamee did not tell the truth but made it up to save himself from doing jail time. Whatever it is, he seems to be very upset and obviously regrets making those allegations. Now he will face a lawsuit, but may file a countersuit.

In a completely unrelated story, the Yankees have hired former Reds interim manager Pete Mackanin as a major league scout.