Former Gym Owner Flies Lawsuit Over Clemens Book

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HOUSTON (AP) - A former gym owner has sued the authors of a book
that details the alleged use of performance-enhancing drugs by pitcher Roger Clemens.

Kelly Blair claimed in a defamation lawsuit filed Monday in
Harris County that the authors falsely accused him of being a
steroids dealer in an underground network.

Blair also claimed his gym, 1-on-1 Elite Personal Fitness, was
falsely labeled a front for illegal drug sales in the book,
"American Icon: The Fall of Roger Clemens and the Rise of Steroids
in America's Pastime."

Blair, of the Houston suburb of Deer Park, also sued one of the
book's sources. Blair says he was falsely accused of preparing
drugs for shipments to major league players, including Clemens and
Andy Pettitte.

The book's publisher, Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, didn't
immediately respond to a request for comment.