1.3.2007 ---Yankees' Roger Clemens says he only injected...............

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Yankees' Roger Clemens says he only injected painkiller, B-12
by The Associated Press
Thursday January 03, 2008, 5:37 PM
Roger Clemens said former trainer Brian McNamee injected him with the painkiller lidocaine and the vitamin B-12, according to the first excerpts released from the pitcher's interview with CBS's "60 Minutes."

McNamee said in the Mitchell report on doping in baseball that he personally injected Clemens with steroids in 1998 while with the Toronto Blue Jays, and with steroids and human growth hormone in 2000 and 2001 while with the New York Yankees.

Clemens issued a video statement on Dec. 23 denying the accusations and plans to hold a news conference Monday, a day after the CBS interview is to be broadcast.

During the interview, recorded last Friday at Clemens' home in Katy, Texas, Clemens was asked whether McNamee had injected him with any drugs.

"Lidocaine and B-12," Clemens responded. "It's for my joints, and B-12 I still take today."

Lidocaine is a local anesthetic that can be used by dentists and in minor surgery. It also is available as part of ointments used to treat skin inflammation.

Clemens told CBS that McNamee's accusation was "ridiculous" and said he "never" used banned substances.

"Swear?" CBS's Mike Wallace asked Clemens.

"Swear," Clemens responded.

Baseball players and owners did not have an agreement to ban steroids until September 2002, and they didn't ban HGH until January 2005.
 

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Is this like "I didn't inhale" ?
 

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awful defense. its almost like he is proactively defending the needle marks in his ass.
 

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"Swear?" CBS's Mike Wallace asked Clemens.

"Swear," Clemens responded.
I don't know how much credibility Wallace had left as a journalist but that exchange has to kill off all of it. I'm surprised he didn't ask Clemens for a pinky swear.
 

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i heard Clemens had his fingers crossed when he said "Swear"...
 

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I wonder how Clemens feels about his boy Pettitte fessing up ?
You think Wallace ask him about it? I mean he is as tough as they come, right :rolleyes:
 

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Rogah's such a liah on 60 Minutes right now.
 

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It was on when I turned my TV on and I had to change the channel. Ugh.
 

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I saw the interview. He was a great pitcher but he is a horrid liar.
 

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At the release of this whole report didnt he say he was never injected with anything? Now he was?
 

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also when they asked where he injected the lidocaine, clemens really struggled with his answer. because you dont inject that stuff in your ass for knee or back pain.

clemens basically said 'in my bu..my uh lower back upper ah buttocks' while looking down in lying through your teeth fashion
 

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So many players were doped up with this shit that you might as well say fuck it. Anything after the year it became "Illegal", they should come down on players. I could care less after finding out how many players were doing this shit, not to mention players that are being left off the list. I've been slowly getting disgusted with sports over the years and this is just adding to it. The fans are the only ones getting the shaft. Salaries, ticket prices, vending and parking continue to grow to the point where the average Joe can't take his kids to the game.

Let them all roid up.