Clemens Not Guilty of Perjury

Jury acquits pitcher on all charges of lying to Congress
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 18, 2012 4:08 PM CDT
Clemens Not Guilty of Perjury
Roger Clemens leaves the Federal Court in Washington Tuesday, June 12, 2012.   (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

A jury handed Roger Clemens the biggest win of his life today, finding the former pitcher not guilty on all charges of lying to Congress about using performance-enhancing drugs, the AP reports. The verdict, after 10 hours of deliberation, ended a 10-week trial and five-year investigation into one of history's most dominant players. Clemens was accused of obstructing Congress, making false statements, and committing perjury after he testified to Congress in 2008 that he had never used HGH or steroids during his career. (More Roger Clemens stories.)

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