When I have had the unfortunate moment of coming across a COPS television program, I would laugh when I watched stupid crooks running from the police. "Those guys always get caught", I would think. Today we have the unfortunate moment of watching Roger Clemens run from accusations.
When Mr. Clemens was accused by McNamee, I thought to myself that this guy was naming a big name to make the Mitchell Report seem valid. Today when Andy Pettitte 's deposition was read saying that he remembers a conversation when Roger Clemens took HGH, that news seemed to put Roger Clemens on the wrong side of the law, as if He is the one running from Justice.
I still do not want to believe that Roger Clemens lied about his drug use, he has been a hero of mine for years. I still do not want to believe that a person who worked out regularly, would even think about being dosed over 20 times in his career. Yet how many people have to come forward pointing an accusation at Roger Clemens before the truth is known? Roger himself changed his wording first saying "never" to a question and later changing it to "I don't recall". The most innocent of people can have their wording revised to come out sounding less then credible. Jesus Christ's own words have been used against him, out of context, in order to make him sound less then credible, so anything is possible.
Could Roger still be telling us the truth? Could all the people be "mis-remembering"? Could the "facts" have been altered? It is possible and here is why it is possible. If it can be proven that Brian McNamee account that Roger being at the Canseco party was inaccurate, it would discredit Brian's testimony. Roger has already been proven innocent from the Time's article accusation. Brian McNamee said he mistrusted Roger Clemens to a degree? Why would he still work for someone he felt was unethical? Also Brian said he never considered using the needles as evidence yet he kept it? How does that sound viable? Brian has repeatedly lied to those seeking the truth on this topic. Roger Clemens has not been proved a lier yet. So who would you chose to believe? The lier or the hard working professional?
At the time I write this article we have yet to hear evidence about the needles that have been brought into evidence. It will be proven if these needles were at all doctored. It can be proven if these needles have B-12 in them (Brian McNamee denies that possibility) or HGH. It might be proven if the blood of Roger Clemens is within these needles. Then we might have the evidence needed.
So what do we have so far before us? Brian McNamee has had credibility problems in the past, can we really trust him now? Andy Pettitte believes he remembers a conversation, can he really be sure? Can anyone really remember a past conversation verbatum? Roger Clemens has stood by his answer to the Mitchell Report and he has no reason to fall back on that answer now. He already realizes his name has been dragged through the mud and that his name has been tainted. If he admitted to using HGH would that have made things worse then they are now? Roger would most likely have been kept out of the Hall of Fame. If no sure conclusion comes from the inquiries on Roger, will Roger still be kept out of the Hall of Fame, on mere speculation? Mark McGwire is so why not Roger?
It makes sense therefore for Roger to deny, especially if he is telling the truth. He wants his name cleared first and foremost and I do hope he becomes exonerated. How can any of us believe Brian McNamee is telling the truth after it has been proven he is an outright liar?