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Tag: Brian McNamee

Former Trainer Wants FBI Records in Civil Suit Against Roger Clemens

Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

The former Yankees trainer suing former pitching superstar Roger Clemens for slander wants to use FBI records in the civil defamation case, the New York Post reports.

The trainer, Brian McNamee, claims in Brooklyn federal court that Clemens “intended to deceive the public and Congress into falsely believing that McNamee is a liar,” according to the Post.

McNamee is requesting FBI notes of an interview with Yankee pitcher Andy Pettitte.

McNamee intends to take sworn depositions from Clemens, Pettitte and their wives, the Post reported.

Grand Jury Probe Into Baseball Star Roger Clemens Still Alive

steroid-needleBy Allan Lengel
ticklethewire.com

WASHINGTON — Signs of life in the perjury investigation into seven-time Cy Young winner Roger Clemens surfaced Tuesday when a key witness in the case testified before a federal grand jury in Washington, the AP reported.

Clemen’s former personal trainer Brian McNamee spent more than 2 1/2 hours inside the U.S. District Courthouse where the grand jury conducts business, AP reported.

Authorities are investigating whether the baseball star lied to Congress in 2008 when he said he hadn’t taken steroids or human growth hormones.

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Houston Judge Dismisses Bulk of Roger Clemens’ Defamation Suit Linked to Steroids

Winning baseball star Roger Clemens lost a serious round in civil court. Meanwhile, the FBI is trying to figure out whether he lied to Congress. That probe could eventually land him on the prison softfball team.

By MARY FLOOD
Houston Chronicle

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HOUSTON — A Houston federal judge on Thursday dismissed most of pitcher Roger Clemens’ defamation lawsuit against the ex-trainer who says he injected Clemens with steroids and human growth hormone.
U.S. District Judge Keith Ellison ruled that Brian McNamee did indeed have an immunity from being sued for the comments he made about Clemens to Sen. George Mitchell’s investigators in a Major League Baseball sponsored look at steroid abuse in the sport.
The judge found that evidence shows prosecutors threatened trainer McNamee that if he did not talk to Mitchell, he could have become a target of a criminal investigation. The judge therefore ruled McNamee was compelled to speak to Mitchell as part of a government proceeding and could not be sued for defamation for his comments.
The judge also ruled that he does not have jurisdiction over McNamee for Clemens’ complaints about McNamee’s statements made to Mitchell or statements made to a Sports Illustrated reporter because the statements were made in New York by McNamee, who lives in New York.
The judge suggested Clemens could refile his complaint about McNamee’s interview with the reporter in a New York court.
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