In the highest profile case to come out of the various Congressional hearings on steroids in baseball, a jury in Washington found Roger Clemens not guilty on charges that he lied to Congress when he testified in 2008. It was the prosecution's second attempt to convict Clemens; a previous trial ended in a mistrial when prosecution attorneys inadvertently presented evidence that had previously been deemed inadmissible.

Clemens had originally testified that he had never taken steroids or other performance-enhancing drugs, a claim that was contradicted by his former trainer Brian McNamee, as well as his former Yankees teammate Andy Pettitte. Clemens will soon come up for consideration for the Baseball Hall of Fame. Given the Hall's voters' reluctance to enshrine other players associated with the sport's steroid era, it's unclear if one of the most dominant pitchers in baseball history will end up in Cooperstown.

[via NY Times]