Clemens way back then…
Well, that proved nothing. There were so many quick edits and snippy denials during Roger Clemens’ much-touted “60 Minutes” interview with Mike Wallace I don’t really know what he said.
He used the word “false” to describe former trainer Brian McNamee’s assertions in the Mitchell Report that he injected the multi-Cy Young winner with steroids and HGH.
After that, there was a lot of bluster and huffing.
He asked if he’d taken steroids and they were so good why didn’t he keep taking them? Uh, maybe because they were illegal?
Clemens never said he’d take a lie detector test. When Wallace asked him whether passing one would exonerate him, Clemens said: “I don’t know, would it?”
He also said he’d tell Congress more about taking Vioxx (a pain killer that has since been said to potentially cause heart problems) that he told Wallace he’d once taken. Why the once-venerable journalists didn’t follow-up on that remark, I don’t know.
He didn’t say whether or not he’d take legal action against McNamee either, only noting that he’s now in the position of having to spend money to clear his name. Clemens earned $28 million in 2007 for pitching 18games.
All told, the interview was a letdown. The producers could have dedicated the entire hour to the interview, or at lest two segments. I came and went and left me with little more than I knew before. From the folks at “60,” I expected more .
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Clemens more recently…