Crime Scene: Roger Clemens


Posted at 11:51 AM ET, 06/11/2012

Roger Clemens in court: Defense in pitcher’s perjury trial rests

The defense called more than 20 witnesses.

By Ann E. Marimow  |  11:51 AM ET, 06/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:27 PM ET, 05/21/2012

Roger Clemens trial: Brian McNamee testifies to supplying drugs to ballplayers

The former strength coach for Roger Clemens testified that he supplied other big league ballplayers with performance-enhancing drugs.

By Ann Marimow and Del Wilber  |  01:27 PM ET, 05/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:58 AM ET, 05/18/2012

Roger Clemens trial: Prosecutors seek to present evidence of McNamee injecting players with drugs

Federal prosecutors want to present evidence that their star witness injected other players with performance-enhancing drugs.

By Del Quentin Wilber  |  09:58 AM ET, 05/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:42 PM ET, 05/17/2012

Roger Clemens trial: Defense team hammers Brian McNamee

The cross-examination of the former strength trainer continued for a second day.

By Ann E. Marimow and Del Quentin Wilber  |  02:42 PM ET, 05/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:34 PM ET, 05/15/2012

Roger Clemens trial: Brian McNamee saved medical waste at wife’s insistence

‘You are going to go down’ for someone else, the strength coach said she told him.

By Ann E. Marimow and Del Quentin Wilber  |  01:34 PM ET, 05/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:42 AM ET, 05/14/2012

Roger Clemens trial judge: Jury can consider Pettitte testimony

The pitcher’s former teammate provided one of the trial’s most-dramatic moments.

By Ann E. Marimow and Del Quentin Wilber  |  11:42 AM ET, 05/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:38 PM ET, 05/10/2012

Roger Clemens trial: Team doctor disputes pitcher’s statements on injections

David Lintner, the Houston Astros’ doctor, began to lay the groundwork for prosecutors who are trying to prove that Clemens obstructed Congress.

By Ann E. Marimow and Del Quentin Wilber  |  12:38 PM ET, 05/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:19 PM ET, 05/09/2012

Roger Clemens trial: Defense attacks testimony of Kirk Radomski

Lawyers for the pitcher called the former steroid supplier to major league ballplayers a liar and exaggerator.

By Ann E. Marimow and Del Quentin Wilber  |  02:19 PM ET, 05/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:02 PM ET, 05/09/2012

Roger Clemens trial: Prosecution urges judge not to strike Pettitte testimony

The federal judge could rule any time.

By Del Quentin Wilber and Ann E. Marimow  |  12:02 PM ET, 05/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:20 PM ET, 05/08/2012

Roger Clemens trial judge: Bored jurors are ‘fed up’

“Somebody is going to pay a price for that,” a federal judge told attorneys before proceedings began Tuesday.

By Ann E. Marimow and Del Quentin Wilber  |  01:20 PM ET, 05/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:05 PM ET, 05/07/2012

Roger Clemens’s attorneys argue Andy Pettitte’s testimony should be thrown out

Andy Pettitte had backed away from his story that Roger Clemens had told him he used performance-enhancing drugs.

By Ann E. Marimow and Del Quentin Wilber  |  01:05 PM ET, 05/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:45 PM ET, 05/03/2012

Roger Clemens trial: Jurors see needles purported to have contained star’s steroids

Government investigator Jeff Novitzky testified Wednesday that he recovered the items from Brian McNamee, Clemens’s former strength coach.

By Ann E. Marimow  |  01:45 PM ET, 05/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:22 AM ET, 05/03/2012

Roger Clemens trial: Prosecutors should not be surprised by Pettitte admission, attorneys say

The pitcher testified Wednesday that he may have misheard his former teammate and friend tell him that he’d used performance-enhancing drugs.

By Ann E. Marimow and Del Quentin Wilber  |  09:22 AM ET, 05/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:26 AM ET, 05/02/2012

Roger Clemens trial: Pettitte might have misunderstood friend on drug use

Pettitte’s admission under cross-examination is a damaging blow for federal prosecutors.

By Del Quentin Wilber and Ann E. Marimow  |  10:26 AM ET, 05/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:02 AM ET, 05/02/2012

Roger Clemens trial: Andy Pettitte to return to stand

The star pitcher testified at length Tuesday, at times appearing uncomfortable.

By Washington Post staff  |  09:02 AM ET, 05/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:07 PM ET, 05/01/2012

Roger Clemens trial: Andy Pettitte describes friendship with embattled pitcher

Pettitte took the witness stand just before noon Tuesday.

By Del Quentin Wilber  |  01:07 PM ET, 05/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:10 PM ET, 05/01/2012

Roger Clemens trial: Andy Pettitte in District’s federal courthouse Tuesday

Government lawyers have said the testimony of Pettitte would be critical to their case.

By Washington Post Staff  |  12:10 PM ET, 05/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:41 PM ET, 04/30/2012

Roger Clemens trial: Jurors hear Clemens’s denials; defense seeks to admit unflattering accounts of McNamee

Jurors in the perjury trial of the former baseball star listened to him repeatedly deny using steroids in taped interviews.

By Ann Marimow  |  01:41 PM ET, 04/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:06 PM ET, 04/24/2012

Roger Clemens attorney: Steroids against ‘everything he stood for’

Rusty Hardin is defending Clemens on charges that he lied to Congress.

By Ann E. Marimow and Del Quentin Wilber  |  12:06 PM ET, 04/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:46 AM ET, 04/24/2012

Roger Clemens prosecutor sets story arc in pitcher’s perjury trial

It started in the 1999 American League Championship series.

By Del Quentin Wilber and Ann Marimow  |  08:46 AM ET, 04/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:04 PM ET, 04/19/2012

Roger Clemens trial: Jury pool narrowed to 36

Prosecutors and defense lawyers must now further winnow the field to 12 jurors and four alternates.

By Ann E. Marimow  |  02:04 PM ET, 04/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:06 PM ET, 04/18/2012

Roger Clemens trial: Prosecution, defense debate ground rules

The debate came as jury selection continued.

By Ann E. Marimow  |  02:06 PM ET, 04/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:00 PM ET, 04/17/2012

Roger Clemens perjury trial: Barry Bonds looms large during jury selection

Potential jurors in the District criticized former San Francisco Giants slugger Barry Bonds.

By Ann E. Marimow  |  01:00 PM ET, 04/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:12 AM ET, 04/17/2012

A quick guide to the Roger Clemens perjury trial

Here are some key data and figures in the case.

By the Associated Press  |  08:12 AM ET, 04/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:40 AM ET, 08/16/2011

Court security guards investigated for accepting baseballs autographed by Roger Clemens

Several security guards at the District’s federal courthouse have landed in foul territory for accepting free baseballs autographed by superstar pitcher Roger Clemens shortly after a judge last month declared a mistrial in his perjury prosecution.

By Del Quentin Wilber  |  10:40 AM ET, 08/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:39 PM ET, 07/29/2011

New trial would be double jeopardy, Roger Clemens argues

With his trial abruptly cut short, former baseball star Roger Clemens argued Friday that prosecutors intentionally goaded him into asking for a mistrial and asked a judge to throw out his indictment on charges of lying to Congress.

By the Associated Press  |  01:39 PM ET, 07/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:19 PM ET, 07/13/2011

First witness in Clemens trial: Former House parliamentarian

The first witness in the Roger Clemens perjury trial was called Wednesday afternoon as the government called Charles W. Johnson, House parliamentarian from 1994 to 2004.

By Del Quentin Wilber  |  01:19 PM ET, 07/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:57 PM ET, 07/13/2011

Clemens attorney attacks former trainer in opening arguments

Rusty Hardin, defense lawyer for Roger Clemens in the former baseball star’s perjury trial, attacked the credibility of the man expected to be the prosecution’s star witness during his opening arguments Wednesday.

By Del Quentin Wilber  |  12:57 PM ET, 07/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:08 AM ET, 07/13/2011

Prosecutors: Clemens used performance-enhancing drugs to lengthen career

Federal prosecutors told jurors Wednesday morning that former super-star pitcher Roger Clemens took performance-enhancing drugs to lengthen his playing career and then lied about it to Congress because he was worried about his legacy.

By Del Quentin Wilber  |  11:08 AM ET, 07/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:14 PM ET, 07/12/2011

Clemens trial slated to open Wednesday as jury selection continues

The federal judge overseeing the perjury trial of Roger Clemens called in more potential jurors Tuesday morning in his effort to select a final panel of 12 men and women to hear evidence in the case.

By Del Quentin Wilber  |  02:14 PM ET, 07/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:40 PM ET, 07/11/2011

Roger Clemens trial judge nears end of first juror pool

A federal lawyer, a graphic designer-turned-criminal investigator and a retired caterer who worked for the Bush administration were selected as potential jurors for the federal perjury trial of Roger Clemens.

By Victor Zapana  |  03:40 PM ET, 07/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:36 PM ET, 07/11/2011

Roger Clemens trial will likely pit player against trainer

In coming weeks, it’s going to become clear that the prosecution of Roger Clemens boils down in many respects to two men: Clemens, the former star pitcher, and Brian McNamee, his one-time trainer and chief accuser.

By Del Quentin Wilber  |  12:36 PM ET, 07/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:05 AM ET, 07/11/2011

Roger Clemens jury selection resumes Monday

After a three-day hiatus, jury selection resumes Monday morning in the trial of Roger Clemens, the former star pitcher accused of lying to Congress about taking performance-enhancing drugs.

By Del Quentin Wilber  |  10:05 AM ET, 07/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:10 AM ET, 07/08/2011

Read the Roger Clemens trial jury questionnaire

With a break in jury selection Friday in the perjury trial of Roger Clemens, we thought you might enjoy reading the 82-item questionnaire presented to prospective jurors this week.

By Del Quentin Wilber  |  10:10 AM ET, 07/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:32 PM ET, 07/07/2011

Halfway to a jury in Roger Clemens perjury trial

On Thursday afternoon, U.S. District Judge Reggie B. Walton called a three-day break in picking a jury in the perjury trial of Roger Clemens, a former star pitcher being prosecuted on charges that he lied to Congress about taking pefformance-enhancing drugs.

By Del Quentin Wilber  |  05:32 PM ET, 07/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:40 PM ET, 07/07/2011

Questions about Congress, sports as Clemens jury selection continues

Potential jurors in the perjury trial of Roger Clemens were asked for their feelings about Congress, the use of steroids in sports and their enthusiasm for sports as jury selection continued Thursday.

By Del Quentin Wilber  |  01:40 PM ET, 07/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:21 PM ET, 07/06/2011

Star names heard by potential Roger Clemens jurors

Former slugger Mark McGuire and New York Yankees General Manager Brian Cashman are among the individuals attorneys said are possible witnesses or names that will be heard by jurors in the Roger Clemens perjury trial.

By Del Quentin Wilber  |  01:21 PM ET, 07/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:31 AM ET, 07/06/2011

Clemens trial judge irritated with Congress over audiotape

The judge presiding over the trial of Roger Clemens expressed irritation at Congress for not providing prosecutors and defense lawyers with a 2008 audiotape of a deposition of the former star — but stopped short of ordering the House to turn the tape over.

By Del Quentin Wilber  |  11:31 AM ET, 07/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:54 PM ET, 07/05/2011

Roger Clemens: Key figures in his perjury trial

Meet the key figures in Clemens’s perjury trial, including his trainer, fellow baseball players, investigators and the judge presiding over it all.

By Nedra Pickler  |  05:54 PM ET, 07/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Celebrities, From the Courthouse, Roger Clemens

Posted at 01:18 PM ET, 07/05/2011

Judge’s ruling could hamper Roger Clemens prosecution

Former teammates of Roger Clemens may not be allowed to testify in the way federal prosecutors hoped would bolster the credibility of their star witness in their case against the legandary pitcher, a federal judge said Tuesday.

By Del Quentin Wilber  |  01:18 PM ET, 07/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Celebrities, Roger Clemens, Del Quentin Wilber, From the Courthouse