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Video: Roger Clemens makes statement following his acquittal

Jun 18, 2012, 9:30 PM EDT

Here’s video of a clearly-emotional Roger Clemens after he was acquitted on all six counts that he obstructed and lied to Congress in 2008 for denying he used performance-enhancing drugs.

  1. randygnyc - Jun 18, 2012 at 9:42 PM

    Seemed sincere.

    • Old Gator - Jun 18, 2012 at 11:18 PM

      So did Bush when he said “Saddam’s got ’em.”

      • Marty - Jun 19, 2012 at 12:54 AM

        @gator, Is there some history with you two or are your conversation skills that fucked?

      • Old Gator - Jun 19, 2012 at 5:33 AM

        I suspect that your pique has something less to do with my conversational skills than with your ideological constipation.

      • Marty - Jun 19, 2012 at 10:06 AM

        No, I really think you’re a compulsive tard.

      • vivabear - Jun 19, 2012 at 10:45 AM

        Marty – interacting with others is not gator’s strong suit. This is a guy who’s unwilling to admit he’s wrong, even when faced with clear evidence otherwise.

      • Old Gator - Jun 19, 2012 at 11:13 AM

        I should have thought of introducing you two imbeciles a long time ago – you can be the David and Lisa of Circling the Bases.

      • vivabear - Jun 19, 2012 at 12:35 PM

        Gator – no thanks, I’m not interested in being set up with other men.

      • Old Gator - Jun 19, 2012 at 1:44 PM

        Too bad. You sound so lonely.

    • j0esixpack - Jun 27, 2012 at 11:51 AM

      Only if you confuse “not guilty” with “innocent” as Roger hopes everyone will.

  2. brewcrewfan54 - Jun 18, 2012 at 10:01 PM

    I still don’t believe him.

  3. jengibre23 - Jun 18, 2012 at 10:02 PM

    Who knew there was a white oj Simpson named Roger Clemens. Congress will acquit anybody famous

    • Old Gator - Jun 19, 2012 at 5:34 AM

      You seem never to have completed third grade civics. Go back and check out the distinction between the legislative and judicial branches, why don’t you?

  4. thatyankeedude - Jun 18, 2012 at 10:10 PM

    Ok comparing roger clemens oj is a bit exaggerated but regardless of Clemens using roids or not he had one hell of a work ethic

  5. cowboyscanada - Jun 18, 2012 at 10:33 PM

    He’s guilty as sin.

    • Old Gator - Jun 18, 2012 at 11:09 PM

      Perhaps, but he’s not guilty by law. Deal with it.

  6. rasal68 - Jun 18, 2012 at 10:42 PM

    That’s part of PED’s. It allows you to recover faster so you can work out harder. Best year after 40? Work ethic? He juiced.

    • bozosforall - Jun 19, 2012 at 11:15 PM

      Prove it. You can’t.

      • j0esixpack - Jun 27, 2012 at 6:54 PM

        You can prove he’s not guilty.

        You can’t prove he’s innocent. Even you should be able to understand the distinction.

      • bozosforall - Jul 3, 2012 at 10:53 PM

        You can’t prove that he isn’t innocent. Looks like a Mexican standoff to me. On the other hand, David Ortiz’s positive PED TEST proves that he is a juicer, just like Manny Ramirez was, the two biggest stars on the Red Sox in their two measly title years, both CONFIRMED CHEATERS.

      • j0esixpack - Jul 4, 2012 at 9:20 AM

        “you can’t prove he isn’t innocent”

        Hilarious. Do they teach you triple and quadruple negatives in middle school debate club?

      • bozosforall - Jul 4, 2012 at 7:39 PM

        Cry all ou want, loser…Roger goes free and will be in the HOF soon enough.

  7. chill1184 - Jun 18, 2012 at 10:43 PM

    I laughed at that

  8. randygnyc - Jun 18, 2012 at 11:50 PM

    Gator, I remember it vividly,

    “In the four years since the inspectors left, intelligence reports show that Saddam Hussein has worked to rebuild his chemical and biological weapons stock, his missile delivery capability, and his nuclear program. He has also given aid, comfort, and sanctuary to terrorists, including al Qaeda members … It is clear, however, that if left unchecked, Saddam Hussein will continue to increase his capacity to wage biological and chemical warfare, and will keep trying to develop nuclear weapons.”

    • aceshigh11 - Jun 19, 2012 at 12:23 AM

      A Hillary quote? The old “But…but…but the Democrats believed Iraq was dangerous too!”

      To quote Dick Cheney: “So?”

      America has two right-wing, pro-war parties. The Clintons are from the right-wing, corporatist, sellout wing of the Democratic Party.

      Despite being fairly liberal on most issues, I was staunchly behind President Bush because I wanted to believe our government had our best interests in mind after 9/11. He lost me permanently when the drive to invade Iraq began.

      The fact is there were plenty of people who knew the war was a mistake, and the corporate media portrayed them as un-serious, fringe neo-McGovernites…well, it turns out they were right about everything.

      Frankly, the entire country owes those brave souls who spoke out against the war in ’02 and ’03 an apology.

      • chill1184 - Jun 19, 2012 at 12:32 AM

        No the US has two pro-statist parties. The only different between a conservative and a liberal is what rights they wish to stomp on first. Both are pro-theft, pro-government thuggery and pro-murder the only difference is rhetoric.

      • Marty - Jun 19, 2012 at 12:49 AM

        @aces, Nobody is right about everything. That’s why political blowhards such as yourself persist.

      • aceshigh11 - Jun 19, 2012 at 3:23 AM

        We’re talking about war.

        Getting a WAR that literally resulted in the deaths of hundreds of thousands of people wrong is a pretty big goddamned deal, wouldn’t you say?

      • Old Gator - Jun 19, 2012 at 5:55 AM

        Everyone in Congress with the exception of a very few people with some principles and nerve let themselves get stampeded by post-9/11 hysteria and jingoism. Most of the pro-war types were getting their information from the administration and if they believed that Saddam was trying to rebuild his arsenals, you can understand, in lieu of what had happened in New York, why they would go along with the war lust. The main question is, did Bush and Cheney et al really believe the information they were supposedly receiving or did they know they were lying because they saw economic and ideological advantages in doing so? Clearly, based on the information that’s been developed since, they knew very well the evidence was sketchy if not untrustworthy and deliberately bent or modified it to suit their purposes. That isn’t “getting it wrong.” That’s criminal malfeasance – the real treason if there was any. Not only did they launch a bogus war; they undercapitalized grossly in terms of both funds and military assets the war in Afghanistan that we really had to win and in which we are still bogged down. That entire administration belongs in the basement cellblock in the Hague.

      • Marty - Jun 19, 2012 at 10:14 AM

        Look aces, we’re really sorry about “the war in ’02 and ’03”. Now you apologize for Edwards and Kerry, hold your hat when talking about Obama, and apologize for dicking around your politics on a baseball blog, and I’ll consider apologizing for the 2004 election.

      • stlouis1baseball - Jun 19, 2012 at 10:29 AM

        I am just happy to hear that you admit to being one of literally millions of people who were on Bush’s jock after 9/11. The unity, patriotism and collective strength shown immediately after 9/11 made me a very proud citizen. The Man could seemingly do nothing wrong.
        I am just sad/dissapointed in how quickly people suddenly forgot what transpired (there feelings as a result) and almost immediately abandoned that bandwagon.
        Now it’s….”Bush was a warmonger.”

      • Old Gator - Jun 19, 2012 at 11:24 AM

        stlouis: No, all that happened is that we started finding out how we were shookered by false, faked and manipulated information into supporting an irrelevant war when the real one we needed to fight, against the Taliban and Al Qeda, got short enough shrift so that it’s still going on, and we’ve got something like a quarter of a million maimed and murdered Iraqi innocents on our conscience to show for it.

        The French, of course, were right all along. I think of all the idiot-led things this country did while lashing out in its anguish and paranoid vulnerability, the congressional resolution that changed the name of the french fries in the Capitol Building cafeteria to “freedom fries” was the most cringe-worthily embarrassing of the entire period.

      • vivabear - Jun 19, 2012 at 1:10 PM

        Gator – what do you mean by “shookered?” Pretty sure that’s not a real word. Also, you should try to control your excessive use of commas.

      • Old Gator - Jun 19, 2012 at 2:49 PM

        “Shookered” was a typo for “snookered,” a well known and long used slang term for tricked, fooled, traduced. Most morons could have figured that one out pretty quickly, but your stupidity is clearly an exacerbated strain.

        Whereas my use of commas may be a stylistic quirk, it’s not fatal to correct syntax. You really shouldn’t pose as an English teacher. Since you rarely if ever know what you’re talking about – as in your pathetic misfire about neither/nor a few weeks back – you make yourself sound like an even bigger bufone than you normally do. Stick to your baseline pathological obsession with me. You’ll draw the usual distribution of yawns but you’ll get laughed at less that way.

      • vivabear - Jun 19, 2012 at 3:40 PM

        Ok, so it’s acceptable for you to have typos – just not others. I got it now.

        Actually, you are an annoyance for me, not an obsession. You shouldn’t be so full of yourself. I would say you’re the one with the obsession. You’re constantly coming up with fantastic scenarios involving me and you, which are so far removed from reality it’s ridiculous.

      • Old Gator - Jun 19, 2012 at 4:21 PM

        What’s fantastic about them? I don’t go looking for you; you go looking for me. Frankly, I’m actually surprised that a nitwit like you is even capable of as complex a psychological process as denial. You lie in wait like a trapdoor spider with polka dot silk bloomers and a big red rubber nose for me to post something and then drag out your same tired old japes and snipes. You try to pose, hilariously, as some sort of expert on grammar and wind up tripping all over yourself whenever you do, and you try to catch my typos as if you actually had some point to make by it. Incidentally, I don’t get on people for typos except good-naturedly – that’s just another one of those straw men you store in your brain stem along with all those tin cans, chicken bones and used tissues. What I pointed out above was that you’re such a moron that you couldn’t figure out that a simple typo was a typo at all. You’re not fooling anyone about how dumb you are, except maybe yourself (which is no accomplishment), with your obsessive trolling.

        Coincidentally, it’s mosquito season down here now, so I’m used to your idiocies by proxy in a way. Although the mosquitoes carry West Nile fever on occasion, you carry idiocy. Of course, there are antibiotics for West Nile. However, despite what you may have been led to believe, there’s no know drug for idiocy.

      • vivabear - Jun 19, 2012 at 4:50 PM

        Gator – well you’re fucked if there’s no cure for idiocy.

      • Old Gator - Jun 19, 2012 at 5:16 PM

        Vivabear, you’re an isolated kid with some serious problems, not the least of which is a complete lack of imagination and a maturity level that seems to have been arrested at about 12. You need to see a therapist. Seriously.

      • vivabear - Jun 19, 2012 at 5:46 PM

        Gator – I’m looking in the yellow pages right now for a therapist. Wow, I’m so glad you pointed this out to me on a internet comment thread. You must be so smart to be able to identify this.

        Give me a break. You’re obsession with degrading Ozzie Guillen is disgusting. Find a new hobby.

      • Marty - Jun 19, 2012 at 11:14 PM

        Good for you guys for beating this shit to death on a baseball blog. Compulsive, self righteous, unattenable grade A morons, all of you.

        Who in the fuck has time to read this shit, let alone contribute more than words?

  9. aceshigh11 - Jun 19, 2012 at 12:29 AM

    Let’s face it: it’s pretty clear that Clemens juiced to prolong his career. Anyone with two functioning eyes can see that.

    However, the government had a shoddy case and their key witness was a known degenerate.

    “Not guilty” doesn’t equal “innocent.” Our system works.

    On the other hand, it REALLY does concern me that, as with everything else in America, the rules seem to be completely different for the super-rich.

    They can hire a virtual army of high-priced attorneys whose unlimited financial resources can simply swamp a lowly public servant, bury them in mounds of paperwork and obfuscation, and get their client to skate.

    • ezthinking - Jun 19, 2012 at 12:54 PM

      Last I checked the US Attorney’s Office was part of the Judicial Branch of the US Government. Pretty unlimited resources. Oh, the the US attorneys on this case make 6 figures.

      • aceshigh11 - Jun 19, 2012 at 9:27 PM

        Actually, I believe they’re part of the Executive Branch, as they’re under the Attorney General, the Chief Law Enforcement Officer of the U.S., NOT the Judicial Branch.

        And the types of lawyers Clemens has the money to hire burn through six figures just on their tailored suits annually.

    • bozosforall - Jun 19, 2012 at 11:25 PM

      A$$eshigh…you mean like Ortiz “the Denial Machine” used all those years? One of the four, along with fellow Red Sox player Ramirez, former Cub Sosa and former Ranger ARod, who were outed as being part of those who tested positive in 2003? As opposed to Clemens, who never tested positive. GTFO, crybaby Boston loser.

      • aceshigh11 - Jun 20, 2012 at 4:05 AM

        Your pathetic psychosis knows no bounds.

        Keep it up, Slingblade. I gain strength from your ongoing mental breakdown.

      • bozosforall - Jun 27, 2012 at 12:12 AM

        The collective Boston denial far surpasses your lame attempt at mischaracterization in terms of lacking bounds.

      • j0esixpack - Jun 24, 2012 at 6:12 PM

        So THIS is where you’ve been hiding!

        Funny – I must have missed your public mea culpa admitting you couldn’t have been more wrong about the dominance of the West.

        Been too busy licking your wounds no doubt, to come by, act like a man and accept a healthy order of crow to eat.

        Instead you hide out in other forums and lament to your mom. 😉

      • bozosforall - Jun 27, 2012 at 12:15 AM

        Hiding? Dream on, Boston crybaby. The West is still the better conference overall.

      • j0esixpack - Jun 27, 2012 at 8:35 AM

        You’re delusions are almost as grand as you think you are.

        Take you’re time bozo – everyone at PBT knows it can’t be easy to humiliate yourself like you did:

        It’s a much better forum over there without you anyway

      • bozosforall - Jul 3, 2012 at 10:50 PM

        The joke is still on you LeBron haters. I win either way. And how pathetic you are for archiving one of my old posts. I OWN YOU

      • j0esixpack - Jul 4, 2012 at 9:26 AM


        After predicting that the West would walk all over the East you’re now changing your prediction AFTER the finals are over and are proudly claiming that you OWN others?

        Do you really not realize how pathetic that is?

      • bozosforall - Jul 4, 2012 at 7:40 PM

        Not nearly as pathetic as you, crybaby Boston loser.

      • j0esixpack - Jul 5, 2012 at 10:57 AM

        No one is crying in Boston. The team did everyone proud and showed that even with age and injuries, they played the Heat tougher than any team in the NBA

        It’s kindof funny to hear a Laker fan talking like they had a good playoff run.

        Regardless – is “crybaby” really your best smack talk?

        Trust me kid, you’re going to get the “sticks and stones” speech for sure.

      • bozosforall - Jul 7, 2012 at 10:16 PM

        Crybaby fits best…so why waste other less-applicable verbiage on you chumps. As far as recent playoff success, I’ll take the Lakers’ FIVE titles this millennium over the Puh C’s measly one.

      • j0esixpack - Jul 8, 2012 at 9:16 PM

        Wow. You’d take 5 titles in a period of years over one?

        Great. I’ll take all the Celtics titles over their history over the Lakers. What does hatchet have to do with your Epic Fail rock slid prediction that the East had no chance to beat the West because e West is better.

        Just admit your Epic Fail of a prediction like a man – the junior high level insults only embarrass yourself further.

      • bozosforall - Jul 9, 2012 at 12:59 AM

        The Celtics titles over their history? Most of which were won before you were a fan…and in the era where there were only EIGHT teams. Quit living in the past, loser.

  10. randygnyc - Jun 19, 2012 at 12:32 AM

    Or this gem from the anti-American traitor and democrat presidential nominee, John Kerry (a real war-hawk)
    “I will be voting to give the President of the United States the authority to use force — if necessary — to disarm Saddam Hussein because I believe that a deadly arsenal of weapons of mass destruction in his hands is a real and grave threat to our security.”

    • Old Gator - Jun 19, 2012 at 5:47 AM

      Kerry was a loathsome opportunist of the lowest kind. Inept, too. That was the only presidential election in my adult lifetime when I didn’t at least hold my nose and cast a vote for the top line. The next one, though, might be my second.

      • stlouis1baseball - Jun 19, 2012 at 10:41 AM

        So you are voting for the guy with the (R) next to his name then! Great too hear!
        I have been taking an un-official poll (as I really, really, REALLY want someone else in office).
        I am cautiously optimistic with the data I have collected so far. Thanks for your vote Gator!

      • Old Gator - Jun 19, 2012 at 11:16 AM

        I should clarify: I didn’t vote for President at all in ’04 and might not again. No way I vote for Romney.

  11. asheetmadrawers500 - Jun 19, 2012 at 2:47 PM

    Good for Roger. Good guy, excellent athlete. Victim….US Government trying to persecute an athlete for solely bragging rights. I got Clements. That trainer was totally unbelievable. Why would you keep an old needle and a cotton ball…unless you planned something…maybe blackmail.

    • Old Gator - Jun 19, 2012 at 2:51 PM

      Good guy? Try liar, adulterer, humiliator of his family. Your standards for “good guy” are pretty low.

  12. rasal68 - Jun 19, 2012 at 2:53 PM

    He’s lonely gator? You just spent the better part of a day lashing out with your paranoid political blatherings on a roger clemens blog…

    • Old Gator - Jun 19, 2012 at 5:21 PM

      Actually, I spend just a small fraction of the day here. Care to identify the paranoid component?

      As far as verbosity, I do know that one capitalizes proper names.

      Just what we needed here: yet another illiterate troll.

  13. rasal68 - Jun 19, 2012 at 5:08 PM

    Gator has confused verbosity with intellect.

  14. rasal68 - Jun 19, 2012 at 5:58 PM

    Capitalization? And you question my reference to paranoia? Ha, make that a day and a half.

    • Old Gator - Jun 19, 2012 at 6:10 PM

      I asked you to identify what about my posts was paranoid, and pointed out that you posted “roger clemens” instead of Roger Clemens. Since you’ve conflated them, you’ve pretty much responded to my reason for asking about your use of “paranoid” – namely that, as I suspected, you don’t even know what it means.

      • vivabear - Jun 20, 2012 at 10:01 AM

        Gator – looks like rasal68 just shookererd you.

        Again, you point out others typos – yet get offended when yours are pointed out.

      • vivabear - Jun 20, 2012 at 10:01 AM

        Gator – looks like rasal68 just shookered you.

        Again, you point out others typos – yet get offended when yours are pointed out.

  15. rasal68 - Jun 19, 2012 at 6:45 PM

    While you are looking up the meaning of verbosity check out the word expedient. Im on my phone. Its a lot easier to use lower case and eliminate some punctuation. Mark it a day and a half Dude. Haha.

    • bozosforall - Jun 19, 2012 at 11:29 PM

      On your phone? What a loser you are. You obviously have no life.

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