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Roger Clemens Acquitted of Perjury Charges

a lengthy perjury case brought on by the U.S. government, former MLB righty Roger Clemens was found not guilty of all charges Monday afternoon, USA Today reports.

Clemens, who pitched for four clubs in his 24 year career, was on trial for six felony accounts of perjury, false statements, and obstruction of Congress. The charges stemmed from statements made in 2008, in which he denied use of performance-enhancing drugs in the wake of a Congressional report filed by former Senator George Mitchell.

Trial testimony spanned eight weeks and featured over 40 witnesses, including Clemens' wife, New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman, and pitcher Andy Pettitte. Pettitte, a former teammate of Clemens and an acknowledged friend, initially testified ...

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