You gotta love that you footed the bill for all of this nonsense. The court costs, the judge’s salary, the funding for the prosecution–all in addition to the Congressional inquiry into Clemens career, and his lying about the use of performance enhancing drugs.
And what did your good money determine? That a jury of Roger Clemens’ peers found that he was telling the truth all along. That he never knowingly took performance enhancing drugs, regardless of the testimony of his former trainer, and former teammates and MLB stars who first suggested that Clemens turned them on to HGH, then realized they may have “misremembered” any initial exchange about the subject.
Sure. Nobody really wanted to see Roger Clemens go to jail, even if he did lie to Congress. Like many, I’m no Roger Clemens fan. Beyond a general dislike, a lot of people loathe the guy, and think that he most definitely used HGH with the intent to improve his performance and recover faster from any nagging injuries–but who really wants to see him go to jail because of it? Well. Maybe the hardcore Mike Piazza fans. But I’m sure even Mike Piazza didn’t want to see Roger go to prison for this one.
Now that it’s all over, Clemens can go back to doing whatever it is he enjoys doing the most. And he’ll be eligible for the Baseball Hall of Fame when the next ballots come out. He’ll be on the list with other big first-time names…names like Sammy Sosa.