Clemens' DNA in Used Syringes

By: AP Email
By: AP Email
The Washington Post is reporting that tests have linked the DNA of pitcher Roger Clemens to the blood in syringes that his former trainer Brian McNamee says he used to inject his client.

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)

The Washington Post is reporting that tests have linked the DNA of pitcher Roger Clemens to the blood in syringes that his former trainer Brian McNamee says he used to inject his client.

Clemens has always claimed he never used performance-enhancing drugs and told that to the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee last year.

It was at that hearing that McNamee claimed he had injected the superstar pitcher with steroids and human growth hormone. Clemens said he was injected with B-12 shots and pain medication. (Photo by Pablo Martinez Monsivais, AP)

Rusty Hardin, the attorney for Clemens, dismissed any DNA tests connected to the trainer.

"It will still be evidence fabricated by McNamee," Hardin said. "I would be dumbfounded if any responsible person ever found this to be reliable or credible evidence in any way."

Hardin will get to listen to more of McNamee's statements. The trainer is scheduled to appear on The Howard Stern Show on Monday.

McNamee is not expected to talk about Clemens but he could react to being called a "gate crasher" and a "hustler" by former pitcher David Cone in The Yankee Years. The just-published book is by former manager Joe Torre and Tom Verducci of Sports Illustrated.

"Brian is tired of walking on egg shells," said Steve Cardillo, a friend of the trainer's. "He won't discuss the ongoing stuff with Clemens, but there is no reason why he can't talk about Joe Torre driving the bus over him. He's a little tweaked at that. He's a little tweaked at (David) Cone, too."


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