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Roger Clemens keeps his lawyer; Ken Griffey Sr. says he’s “a good guy”

Feb 2, 2011, 4:13 PM EDT

Roger Clemens closeup head

As we mentioned this morning, Roger Clemens was in court today to deal with is attorney’s conflict-of-interest. It’s all resolved now. Conflicts have been waived and another attorney is going to cross-examine Andy Pettitte. Tough break for the prosecution. Oh well.

This part was fun, though:

[Judge] Walton ended the 10-minute hearing by raising another point he said he felt he should put on the record: a brief discussion about Clemens that the judge had with former all-star outfielder Ken Griffey Sr.

Walton said he and Griffey grew up playing ball together and ran into one another a couple months ago at a homecoming celebration in their hometown of Donora, Pa. Walton said Griffey mentioned that he saw Walton was handling the Clemens case and told the judge the defendant is a “good guy.” Walton said he quickly cut off the conversation by telling Griffey he couldn’t talk about the case.

Not sure why the judge would cut off conversation then. ┬áBased on Ken Griffey Sr.’s claim that Clemens was a “good guy,” he obviously hasn’t read anything about Clemens since the late 90s.

  1. jetersusedjersey - Feb 2, 2011 at 6:30 PM

    “The Rocket” is a jerk and a total jack wagon.

  2. tstreeter - Feb 3, 2011 at 5:54 AM

    I knew this guy was using PEDs. His ego and his head was and is a big as Barry Bonds’. I think they both deserve to be in the Hall of Fame. I say that because, they both had Hall of Fame careers before their heads started to swell because the roids.

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