Clemens trial: Court security guards investigated for accepting baseballs autographed by legendary pitcher

Del Quentin Wilber reports on the Crime Scene blog that several security guards at the District’s federal courthouse accepted free baseballs autographed by superstar pitcher Roger Clemens shortly after a judge last month declared a mistrial in his perjury prosecution.

The U.S. Marshals Service confirmed Tuesday that it is investigating why and how six signed balls were sent to a guard by someone on Clemens’ defense team. That guard apparently passed the balls along to four or five other officers, the Marshals Service said.

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