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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.

Nedra Picker of the Associated Press wrote an interesting story that sets up a high-profile courtroom battle pitting former friend and former friend.

Clemens is charged with perjury, obstruction of Congress and making false statements when he testified before a House committee in 2008 that he had never used performance-enhancing drugs.

At those same hearings, McNamee testified that he had indeed injected Clemens with steroids and Human Growth Hormone.

Update: the slog of jury selection continued Monday morning. The judge, Reggie B. Walton, hopes to have a final panel of 12 men and women by Tuesday afternoon.

Through the morning, 23 potential jurors have been selected to be part of a final pool of 36 candidates from which the final 12 men and women will be drawn.

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Categories:  Roger Clemens, Del Quentin Wilber

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