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Prosecutors want Pettitte, Knoblauch to testify at Clemens trial

Jun 29, 2011, 6:23 PM EDT

Roger Clemens AP

Roger Clemens is hoping the judge at his impending criminal trial will prevent prosecutors from calling his former Yankees teammates to the stand, claiming such testimony could lead to “guilt by association.”

Prosecutors, though, are planning to call Andy Pettitte, Chuck Knoblauch, Mike Stanton and possibly others to show that team traner Brian McNamee had access to performance-enhancing drugs and knew how to inject them.

McNamee says he gave steroids and human growth hormone to Clemens, an allegation the former Cy Young Award winner denies.

Clemens’ trial on charges that he lied to congress in February 2008 is scheduled to begin July 6. The prosecution expects to call about 45 witness, including the aforementioned three and admitted steroid user David Segui. Segui and drug supplier Kirk Radomski will testify that McNamee told them he had saved needles used to inject players.

U.S. District Judge Reggie Walton will preside.

  1. jetersusedjersey - Jun 29, 2011 at 6:29 PM

    Why are my tax dollars beign wasted on this?

    • yankeesgameday - Jun 29, 2011 at 6:39 PM

      To show that taking an oath and lying before the United States Congress is a major crime. What Clemens did is equal to Bill Clinton lying under oath and he was a sitting president who faced impeachment because of it.

      Your tax dollars are literally being spent to enforce the rule of law in this country because at this point the trial has nothing to do with baseball or the legality of steroids anymore.

      Now, Clemens facing trial while not one banker has gone to jail is something worth discussing, not the appropriation of your tax dollars

  2. kiwicricket - Jun 29, 2011 at 7:14 PM

    White shirt, black collar and black tie? Ouch. Ohh how the mighty have fallen…

  3. foreverchipper10 - Jun 30, 2011 at 11:35 AM

    A friend of mine looks just like Chuck Knoblauch and he lives in NY. He may or may not have used that to his advantage at the bar a time or two.

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