Just in time for baseball season, Roger Clemens, the Cy Young award-winning pitcher, starts his second trial in D.C. Federal Court today. Prosecutors have charged him with lying to Congress about his use of steroids and HGH, allegedly to prolong his career. Clemens has denied the charges.
The first trial last summer ended with Judge Reggie Walton declaring a mistrial, after prosecutors showed the jury evidence Walton had previously ruled inadmissible.
The trial will be test of whether jurors care about steroid use in professional sports, and will pit Clemens against his former friend and teammate Andy Pettitte, a potential government witness. Stay tuned.