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Roger Clemens: Too Arrogant to Care About Indictment

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The United States government has spoken.

Roger Clemens has now officially been charged by the government with six counts of making false statements, perjury and obstruction of Congress. A trial date has been set for April 5, just a few blocks from where Clemens testified before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee that he had never used performance-enhancing drugs.

Have you even seen someone so happy to take a mug shot?

Reporters tried as hard as they could to get Roger to comment, but the only words Clemens said yesterday was to Judge Reggie Walton, "Not guilty, your honor."

Here's a copy of the actual indictment.

One of the more interesting things that transpired yesterday is that after pleading "not guilty," the seemingly unconcerned Clemens, in an apparent attempt to avoid disqualification at the World Amateur Handicap Championship in Myrtle Beach, whisked himself from Washington D.C. to South Carolina where he managed to squeeze in 18 holes of golf....

For those keeping score Clemens finished with an 84. No word if he cheated.....

It remains to be seen how this will play out, but it seems obvious to this writer that Clemens genuinely believes that he will get off on a technicality and at this point he simply views this process as a nuisance. It's almost as if he's not taking anything seriously. At lunch in the courthouse's cafeteria, Clemens and his four-man legal team, led by Houston-based Rusty Hardin was seen signing autographs for the cafeteria staff....

One of the funniest musings I saw yesterday was from Terence Moore of AOL FanHouse who wrote "Clemens is a Hall of Fame liar." - Mike Cardano

Mike is the founder of Around the Horn Baseball and Xtra Point Football.

 

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