McNamee Meets With Federal Prosecutors

By: AP Email
By: AP Email
Roger Clemens

Brian McNamee, left, told baseball investigator George Mitchell that he injected Roger Clemens, right, 16 to 21 times with steroids and human growth hormone from 1998-01. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Roger Clemens' former personal trainer Brian McNamee was meeting Friday with federal prosecutors building a perjury case against the seven-time Cy Young Award winner.

McNamee arrived at the U.S. Attorney's office in Washington
accompanied by his lawyers, Richard Emery and Earl Ward. Asked by a
reporter if he wanted to comment on the way into the building,
McNamee shook his head no.

He has told federal agents and baseball investigator George
Mitchell he injected Clemens more than a dozen times with steroids
and human growth hormone from 1998-01. Clemens repeatedly has
denied using illegal performance-enhancing drugs - including under
oath.

McNamee was likely in town to prepare for his expected testimony
before a grand jury that has been asked to determine whether
Clemens should be indicted on charges of lying to Congress. A day
earlier, and only a few blocks away, convicted steroids dealer Kirk
Radomski appeared at the federal courthouse where that grand jury
is seated.

A former New York Mets' clubhouse attendant, Radomski has
admitted to selling speed, steroids and HGH to dozens of players
from 1995 until Dec. 14, 2005. And it was Radomski who led federal
investigators to McNamee.

They figure be among the primary witnesses against Clemens.

McNamee, once close friends with the former baseball star, has
turned over to government agents syringes, vials and other items
his lawyers said would link Clemens to drug use. Clemens' camp has
called it "manufactured" evidence.

McNamee repeated his allegations under oath to congressional
investigators and at a public House hearing in February - and
Clemens testified in the same settings that he did not use
performance-enhancers.

"I have never taken steroids or HGH," the pitcher said under
oath.

Two former teammates of Clemens, Andy Pettitte and Chuck
Knoblauch, both acknowledged to Congress that McNamee was correct
when he said they used performance-enhancers.

Clemens' denials in sworn testimony prompted Congress to ask the
Justice Department to look into whether Clemens lied, and the case
was brought before a grand jury after an 11-month FBI inquiry.


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