Posts Tagged ‘peds’
Perjury…not guilty. Obstruction of congress…not guilty. Making false statements…not guilty.
After hearing 10 weeks of testimony, it took jurors only 10 hours to decide the fate of Roger Clemens. The former star pitcher was acquitted of all charges. Thus ends a saga that has engulfed the 49-year-old’s life.
But one can’t help but to wonder what implications this verdict will have in the larger scheme of things.
Just when we thought the performance-enhancing drug era in baseball was over, a young superstar faces 50-game suspension.
Ryan Braun, last season’s NL MVP, allegedly tested positive for synthetic testosterone during the Milwaukee Brewers’ post-season run in October. A spokesperson for Braun confirmed the positive test, but also released this statement:
“There are highly unusual circumstances surrounding this case which will support Ryan’s complete innocence and demonstrate there was absolutely no intentional violation of the program. While Ryan has impeccable character and no previous history, unfortunately, because of the process we have to maintain confidentiality and are not able to discuss it any further, but we are confident he will ultimately be exonerated.”