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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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16.

parlayer    

Congratulations Roger Innocent or guilty beating the Feds is a Big Deal. Watch you back!

768 days ago
17.

Christopher Duran    

Lying to liars is illegal ...who knew ?

768 days ago
18.

DaveT    

So-called war on drugs, that doesn't really exist, allows mountains of drugs into our country, states, counties, cities every day.
Nobody in congress or government cares how many kids out there get hooked on meth, heroin, coke and overdose and die, bureaucrats and politicians don't care.
But...if an athlete uses some stimulant or drug, we're gonna get that sumbeech!

768 days ago
19.

Liz    

Here's a comment I read on a different site, but I agree with it: I'll start worrying about Americans lying to Congress when Congress stops lying to American.

768 days ago
20.

Kammified    

He is about as innocent as OJ

768 days ago
21.

strmy7    

Not only is this lying jerk guilty but remember he had a ten year affair with a 15 year old Mindy McCready

768 days ago
22.

Symian    

I still cannot believe that they retried this case, but they won't retry John Edwards.

768 days ago
23.

Rich     

The damn country is in economic with a president that doesn't have a clue other than "it is Bush's fault" and they waste time trying to destroy a legend. LOOK AT THIS WITH OPEN EYES...this is so ridiculous!!!!

768 days ago
24.

PWR House    

Clemens concluded by saying, "Hulk glad trial is over."

768 days ago
25.

notta    

O.J. got off and you saw how that ended up for him Rog.

768 days ago
26.

Paul    

"Not guilty" and "Innocent" are two different things. You learn that the first day of law school.

768 days ago
27.

Sandra     

Millions of dollars were wasted on a case that should never have gone to court!! I am sure Clemens did take steroids and lied! Politicans lie all the time and are not taken to court!!

768 days ago
28.

Big D    

First of all, the government should not even be involved in sports at all. Second the usage of steroids and HGH does not make you hit the ball, catch the ball or throw the ball. Yes it will make you stronger but you have to have the skills to begin with. I'm happy for Roger he is one of my favorite all time baseball players, hopefully this will clear the path to hall of frame.

767 days ago
29.

Danielle Kelley    

First of all… were any of us present when he supposedly used steroids? This man has talent that only about 1% of the American population possess. The man is from TX, and let me tell you from experience, TX peeps do not always have the correct words to describe how they feel w/out sounding like a dumbass, look @ Bush. I can say this as I am married to a TX man. Another thing I am pissed about is why in the hell is the US government trying cases they cannot prove?? Why are they not stringing up Wall St. asses by their feet? Roger Clemons never stole anyone’s money and tried to get away w/it. I don’t know if he used steroids, but who gives a ****? If he did, it did not make him “get talent”, he already had that. He will be in the Hall of Fame and for those of you who judge this man can all go to hell. Look in the mirror before judging others.

767 days ago
30.

peggy hutchison    

Congratulations Rocket man - you're the best!

767 days ago
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