In the ongoing legal trial between Roger Clemens and his former trainer Brian McNamee, the one-time superstar has been required to turn over hundreds of documents about Clemens’s steroid usage.
Supposedly, the papers hold information about the Rocket’s efforts to dishonor McNamee. Despite Clemens being wildly successful during his playing days, he and his trainer have developed a vendetta against one another. The two have been in and out of court for steroid-related cases since 2007.
One of the players named in the 2007 Mitchell Report, Clemens, 51, has consistently denied that his trainer both supplied him with and personally injected human growth hormone into the pitcher’s body. After a perjury trial, Clemens was found not guilty by jurors in 2012, and has pursued a defamation lawsuit against McNamee since 2009. Through various interruptions, the case is still ongoing, continuing the circus/roller coaster that steroid cases create. Clemens and McNamee are scheduled to meet again in downtown Brooklyn on April 29.
Clemens has not played in the MLB since 2007, with the Yankees. He last played professionally with the Sugar Land Skeeters of the Independent League in 2012. Brian McNamee is also a former NYPD officer and teacher at St. Johns in the sports marketing program. Yet, he lied about receiving his doctorate, similarly to Manhattan basketball coach Steve Masiello, who lied about graduating from the University of Kentucky.