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Roger Clemens

NOT GUILTY

in Steroids Case

6/18/2012 1:46 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Roger Clemens was found NOT GUILTY of lying to Congress when he denied using steroids and HGH back in 2008.

In fact, the former Cy Young winner was acquitted on all 6 charges -- including 2 counts of perjury, 3 counts of making false statements and 1 count of obstructing Congress.

Here's the backstory -- a federal panel was tasked with investigating several baseball players in the wake of the Mitchell Report, which connected tons of MLB players to performance-enhancing drugs.

Clemens had been named in the report, but denied using any illegal substances. But Roger's longtime personal trainer Brian McNamee later accused Clemens of lying ... saying he personally injected Clemens with PEDs for years.

Prosecutors believed McNamee and filed charges against Clemens -- but today, a jury found there was not enough evidence to convict Roger on any count.

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2:43 PM PT -- Roger just gave a very emotional statement to the media ... thanking his legal team, his family and all of the former teammates that came to his defense.

Video to follow shortly ...

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what a beautiful day     

HE IS GUILTY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

752 days ago
2.

Majestik    

It's nice to see the I said/You said doesn't work in some cases. It's about time they bring up absolute proof of the accusations. Something tells me his TRAINER cut a deal with prosecutors, say so and so was using "Roids" and we won't charge you will be a drug dealer.

752 days ago
3.

justMe    

Politicians lie daily and they are never charged with perjury, yet they spent how many millions of dollars trying to charge him with perjury?

Over what?? HGH??? You can buy HGH pills legally in any store in the country or order them online.

On top of all this, Steroids were legal until about 25 years ago.

752 days ago
4.

Steve58    

The verdict was "NOT GUILTY". No one said he was innocent. The prosecutors failed to prove he did anything they charged him with. If they didn't believe he used steroids the whole case comes out as it did. The prosecutions star witness; Brian McNamee was lame on the stand and the jury chose not to believe him. Now let's move on to something interesting. LOL

752 days ago
5.

D-INCARNATION    

BS that lying SOB got away with it...

752 days ago
6.

jr70895    

In this case not guilty does not mean Innocent.

752 days ago
7.

Carl    

He's a liar, he just got lucky. However, I think it is a colossal waste of time for Congress to get involved in professional sports controversies. Politicians in BOTH parties like to get the press coverage these things get but they have far more important issues to work on than if Baseball players are doing steroids.

752 days ago
8.

charley    

another rich white mutha phka gets off............hes a creep!

752 days ago
9.

Texas-Writer    

Tested left and right and never a positive. Who's going to pay him back the millions he had to spend to defend himself? The government wasted a load of money. The folks that testified against him were all in trouble and cut a deal to save their butts by throwing Roger under the bus.

752 days ago
10.

Renee    

How much did this cost tax payers?

752 days ago
11.

ShrinkWrap    

The not guilty verdict doesn't mean innocent. I think most of us can agree that he is guilty of being a douche bag.

752 days ago
12.

moveover    

I don't care what this jury said ... anyone with any common sense knows that he lied! He should never be let into the Hall of Fame. Ever!

752 days ago
13.

R    

He's a dirty dog.

752 days ago
14.

john wayne gacy    


an egotistical ball player
worth over $200 million;

equals payoff;

752 days ago
15.

paul a.    

Look whatever you think of steroids and sports, or whatever you think of why the government should even bother with this, the man clearly LIED to Congress and national television. He's a s***bag

752 days ago
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