The New York Daily News reports that Brian McNamee has been named the new general manager of Baseball Plus. Baseball Plus is a state of the art facility offering private, professional baseball instruction. It has been described as the “mecca” for kids aspiring to become professional baseball players. Steve Diamond and Rod Ganis, the owners of Baseball Plus, have given McNamee a second chance at being involved in the sport he loves. McNamee’s life fell apart after he was named as the steroid dealer who provide anabolic steroids and human growth hormone to Major League Baseball player Roger Clemens in the Mitchell Report. [Read more…]
The government’s court case against Roger Clemens for lying about the use of anabolic steroids and human growth hormone went down in flames after federal prosecutors made a colossal mistake that forced the judge to declare a mistrial. This doesn’t necessarily mean that Roger Clemens is off the hook. Most attorneys and legal experts feel there is a good chance that U.S. District Judge Reggie Walton will allow the government to pursue a . [Read more…]
United States District Judge Reggie Walton declared a mistrial in the Roger Clemens case today after federal prosecutors made a colossal mistake. Judge Walton clearly blamed the government for the mistrial. Assistant United States Attorneys Steven Durham and Daniel Butler likely suffered one of the most humiliating days of their careers as Judge Walton chastised them for making a mistake that even a first-year law student would have known to avoid. Judge Walton reminded the prosecutors how much taxpayer payer money was spent on the Roger Clemens investigation and prosecution. He was [Read more…]at the inexcusable and careless attempts by the federal prosecutors to break the rules set by the court thereby forcing a mistrial.
United States District Judge Reggie Walton is apparently having a difficult time finding a suitable jury for the Roger Clemens steroid perjury trial. It seems that potential jurors more likely to be upset at the government for their witch-hunt involving celebrity athletes than they are to be upset by the possibility that Roger Clemens lied about his use of anabolic steroids and human growth hormone. [Read more…]
The government’s pursuit of celebrity athletes can best be characterized as a witch-hunt in most cases. A notable exception is the case of Roger Clemens. Whereas the government seemingly tried to set up athletes such as Barry Bonds in order to pursue them on perjury charges for lying about their own steroid use, federal agents did not need to resort to these tactics with Roger Clemens. Professor Peter Keane thinks [Read more…].