Roger Clemens must really want to convince us that he's not guilty. Much like O.J. and he trying to find the "real killers", Clemens is supposedly trying to get to the bottom of the situation by hiring P.I.'s, or in the vernacular term, private investigator.
Yes, one of the greatest pitchers of all time is not only trying to save face, but perhaps his reputation and Hall of Fame chances.
If McNamee is allegedly lying about his interactions with Clemens, or fudged the truth to save face, boy is Major League Baseball and the United States Government in trouble.
Not to mention, if Clemens is telling the truth, the Mitchell Report goes into the wastebasket and is not worth anything at all.
From the New York Times: Roger Clemens’s lawyer has hired private investigators to try to challenge the credibility of Brian McNamee, the trainer who told federal agents and former Senator George J. Mitchell that he had injected Clemens with steroids and human growth hormone, a lawyer familiar with the matter said Wednesday.Good luck Roger. I don't know if I exactly believe you, but really, how can you find something really tangible out of this investigation.
The investigators may have a tape of McNamee contradicting what he said about Clemens, the lawyer added, although it was unclear whether the tape predated McNamee’s interviews for the Mitchell report on performance-enhancing drugs in baseball. The lawyer was granted anonymity because he was not authorized to talk about the case.
Clemens’s lawyer, Rusty Hardin, said in an interview late Wednesday that Mitchell had failed to interview some key people who know Clemens and McNamee, who was Clemens’s personal trainer for years. Asked about the use of private investigators or the existence of a tape, Hardin said he would not discuss specifics.