Date: December 12, 2007
OK. Before you get all worked up about Clemens' recent "not guilty" verdict on six counts of perjury, remember that Casey Anthony and OJ Simpson were both "not guilty." Since Complex isn't bound by the same burden of proof as a Federal Court, we're going with anecdotal evidence. And, for the Rocket, it's pretty damning.
Clemens was throwing 96-mph at 45-years-old. His supposed best friend Andy Pettitte attested to Clemens admission of taking HGH. And towards the end of his career, that Yankee jersey was form fitting his barrel chest like a tube sock around a pitbull. So, if you don't mind, we're calling bullshit on Roger's professed innocence.
Perhaps most telling was his play on the field. Clemens started the '98 season with a 9-6 record and an ERA close to four. Then, his longtime trainer and alleged steroid supplier, Brian McNamee, joined the Blue Jays training staff. Clemens goes on to finish the season with an eleven game winning streak and a 1.71 ERA.