Tuesday 08, Sep 2009
In January 2008, Roger Clemens initially filed a case against his former personal trainer, Brian McNamee in Texas. The pitcher claimed that McNamee’s statements, which he made in the Mitchell report and in Sports Illustrated’s website, were untrue and defamatory.
Last August 28, 2009, US District Judge Keith P. Ellison dismissed the remainder of the case. Aside from this, Clemens cannot refile his case in the state of Texas. However, he plans to make an appeal in the US 5th Circuit Court of Appeals to review the judge’s decision.
Brian McNamee filed a defamation suit in July 31 in defense of Clemens’ allegations. According to McNamee, Clemens’ refusal of his statement was an intense and coordinated public relations offensive.
Clemens appeared on “60 minutes” to hold a nationally televised news conference against McNamee.
McNamee’s statement claimed that he injected Clemens with anabolic steroids and human growth hormone at least 16 times in 1998, 2000 and 2001.
McNamee’s lawyer, Richard Emery, thinks that the move of their legal battle from Texas to New York would prove to be an advantage on their part.
Emery added that the most important battle is still in Washington, DC where the Justice Department was asked by the congressional committee to launch a probe as to whether Clemens lied.
From Google Hosted News:
NEW YORK — The remainder of Roger Clemens’ defamation suit against Brian McNamee in Texas has been dismissed, leaving the pair to fight their legal battle in New York.
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