Clemens Lawyers Question Defamation Suit Rejection

Roger Clemens' sworn denial that he ever used anabolic steroids or human growth hormones "warrants further investigation," according to two House members. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
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Lawyers for Roger Clemens have asked a federal judge to reconsider his decision dismissing most of a defamation suit the pitcher filed against his former personal trainer over allegations of performance-enhancing drug use.

U.S. District Judge Keith P. Ellison dropped most of Clemens'
lawsuit against Brian McNamee on Feb. 12, saying statements McNamee
made to baseball investigator George Mitchell were protected.

McNamee told federal agents, Mitchell and a House of
Representatives committee that he injected Clemens more than a
dozen times with steroids and human growth hormone from 1998-2001.