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Clemens Sues -- Throws High, Hard One at Trainer

1/7/2008 9:14 AM PST

Clemens Sues -- Throws High, Hard One at Trainer

Roger Clemens aimed right for the head of the former trainer who alleged that he took steroids, filing a lawsuit last night just before his "60 MInutes" interview.

The Houston Chronicle reports that Clemens is suing Brian McNamee, his longtime trainer, for defamation of character, calling McNamee's allegations "false and defamatory." The suit was filed electronically in Houston, just before Clemens' "60 MInutes" interview aired last night.

"I don't know if I'll ever get the naysayers back. I don't know what I'm going to get. Maybe some of my name back," Clemens said to Mike Wallace.

The lawsuit doesn't request a specific dollar amount. But Clemens' Houston lawyer, Rusty Hardin, said the lawsuit was filed to clear Clemens' name and discover how the allegations came about.

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