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The Roger Clemens trial doesn’t really get going this week

Apr 23, 2012, 11:03 AM EDT

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This thing is gonna drag on forever, isn’t it?  Today the jury will be seated and opening arguments will happen. Then:

On Tuesday, U.S. District Judge Reggie Walton hopes to get to the first witness in the case. But it will be a short week for the trial. Walton will recess it at mid-day on Tuesday, and the trial will not resume until the following Monday.

All of this to judge statements from over four years ago about conduct from 15 years ago which harmed no one.

Swift justice, FTW.

  1. jimbo1949 - Apr 23, 2012 at 11:20 AM

    All because 535 of the biggest liars in the country are insulted. And don’t tell me it’s because he disrespected the congress, which is respected by almost 10% of the country.

    • 18thstreet - Apr 23, 2012 at 12:57 PM

      Lying to Congress is a federal crime.

      I’m fine with whatever it costs to prosecute this, and not just because I louthe Clemens.

      • bozosforall - Apr 24, 2012 at 12:15 AM

        18th street – typical crybaby Boston loser. Get over the fact that Clemens gave you and he rest of the Boston whiners the finger by continuing to excel long after he left your craphole town. And let’s not forget the hypocrisy that exists given the fact that both Ramirez and Ortiz were outed as having tested positive for PEDs in 2003…while members of the Red Sox. Taints both titles that Boston “won”.

    • 18thstreet - Apr 23, 2012 at 12:57 PM

      Lying to Congress is a federal crime.

      I’m fine with whatever it costs to prosecute this, and not just because I loathe Clemens.

      • jimbo1949 - Apr 23, 2012 at 3:37 PM

        Well, as long as we’re prosecuting Federal Crimes:
        Possession of any amount of marijuana (even a single marijuana cigarette) is punishable by up to a year in jail and a fine of $1,000 on the first offense. The second offense carries a 15-day mandatory sentence, and can be extended for as long as two years in prison. Any possession after that gets a 90-day to three year prison term, and a $5,000 fine.

        How many: cops, courts,prosecutors, judges, and jails would be needed. How big a tax bill would you like to incur to pay for hiring, construction, and maintenance thereof. ALL federal crimes should be prosecuted? Or just the ones you choose?

      • 18thstreet - Apr 23, 2012 at 4:44 PM

        I support changing those marijuana laws. If you’d support lying to Congress under certain circumstances, please itemize them.

  2. buffalomafia - Apr 23, 2012 at 11:33 AM

    Guilty!

  3. vivabear - Apr 23, 2012 at 12:42 PM

    “conduct from 15 years ago which harmed no one.”

    I wouldn’t go that far. At the very least he financially impacted other’s pitchers who missed out on what could have been more big league service time had Clemens not used PEDs to continue pitching, and pitching at a very high level. PEDs which were against MLBs rules, just not being tested for.

  4. makeham98 - Apr 23, 2012 at 1:28 PM

    There is more significant crime being committed by members of Congress.

    We have limited finances, too many of which were squandered on the Barry Bonds witch hunt. Putting Marion whats-her-name the sprinter behind bars really saved the republic.

  5. jimeejohnson - Apr 23, 2012 at 1:48 PM

    Scapegoat.

  6. buffalomafia - Apr 23, 2012 at 2:16 PM

    Does it really matter now? You can get testosterone pills & andro cream @ GNC?!

    • vivabear - Apr 23, 2012 at 4:14 PM

      He’s not being prosecuted for taking illegal drugs. Also those supplements aren’t even close to the anabolic steroids Clemens is alleged to have taken.

  7. bozosforall - Apr 24, 2012 at 12:24 AM

    This is a joke…especially since there are 104 players that tested positive in 2003 and none of them are being charged with anything. Witchhunt, nothing more.

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