The “Rocket” Fizzles!
Besides all the fallout of the Alex Rodriguez steroid admission, which I will discuss on this blog in more detail in a later post, it was also recently announced that a federal judge dismissed basically all of Roger Clemens’ “defamation of character” lawsuit against former personal trainer Brian McNamee, who said in last year’s Mitchell Report that he injected Clemens with steroids and human growth hormone.
For once, I think the U.S. justice system got things right!! McNamee was promised federal immunity for his contributions to George Mitchell, and that is exactly what he is getting right now. So, in essence, Clemens isn’t able to screw him over for just telling the truth.
As you will likely find out by reading my upcoming blog posts about steroids in major league baseball, I am a huge proponent of holding everyone (players, managers, trainers, commissioner Selig, etc.) accountable for the Steroid Era of 1994-2003. Thus, I think that Clemens is getting EXACTLY what he deserves. Whereas most players (Mark McGwire, Rafael Palmeiro, Sammy Sosa, etc.) have completely disappeared following steroid accusations, Clemens (because he is a jerk…just ask Mike Piazza about that) decided to lie through his teeth and fight it tooth and nail. So far, though, he’s not winning and I’m all for that.