We all saw him on “60 Minutes” telling Mike Wallace that he was innocent. We all saw him in Washington, D.C. telling members of Congress that Pettitte “misremembered.” We all saw him at that weirdo press conference telling the media that Brian McNamee was a sniveling weasel. (I don’t doubt that one.) And, of course, we all saw his ‘roid-y behavior throughout the years, including the Piazza bat throwing incident.
Still, is it possible he’s been telling the truth and he didn’t use steroids/HGH?
I didn’t think so either until I read this ESPN story today.
Clemens and his lawyers want every document ever generated by this whole mess – from summaries in the Mitchell Report and communications between the House Committee members who questioned him to testimony from Gene Monahan and Laura Pettitte. I realize that his legacy is on the line and he’s desperate to do whatever it takes to clear his name – and that issuing subpoenas to everybody and their brother is part of any legal defense. But I can’t get over how hard he’s fighting this perjury case. He’s determined not to go quietly. The only one who continues to believe he’s innocent is that infamous truth teller, Jose Canseco. I always found Canseco’s steadfast support for The Rocket bizarre unless….Clemens really is innocent?