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Posted at 01:28 PM ET, 07/14/2011

Roger Clemens mistrial: Is it time to stop prosecuting drug cheats?

Roger Clemens leaves the federal courthouse after Judge Reggie Walton declared a mistrial. (YURI GRIPAS / REUTERS)
Really? Really? Prosecutors in the Roger Clemens perjury trial right out of the starting gate do one of the things the judge expressly tells them not to do and the judge declares a mistrial? What are they, 7? That’s the kind of mistake you’d expect from Barry Zuckerkorn or Bob Loblaw. Good grief.

I was one of those people who urged the prosecution of athletes believed to be juicers, whether it was for perjury or tax fraud or whatever. I believe it is critically important to our judicial system that people not get away with lying under oath. I’m less concerned about juicing because, frankly, I think everybody did it and maybe still does. What I’m more interested in is the scope of doping. I believe it is terribly important to know just what went on — and may still be going on. I just want the facts.

But that’s me. What do you think of the Clemens mistrial? Should the government try it again? Is it time to walk away from all these steroids prosecutions?

@cindyboren ....Clemens perjured himself in front of congress. Anyone does that gets prosecuted.less than a minute ago via HootSuite Favorite Retweet Reply

Roger Clemens, celebrating his steroid case being declared a mistrial, throws car across parking lot.less than a minute ago via web Favorite Retweet Reply

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