Roger Clemens Denies Doping, Sues Trainer

Major League Baseball's all-star pitcher Roger Clemens, who is accused of using performance-enhancing drugs, disputes the doping allegations at an emotional news conference. Clemens plays a recording he made of a conversation with former trainer-turned-accuser Brian McNamee. Clemens acknowledges receiving injections from McNamee, but says McNamee told him they were shots of vitamin B-12 and the painkiller lidocaine.

Clemens files a defamation suit against McNamee.



Please keep your community civil. All comments must follow the Community rules and terms of use, and will be moderated prior to posting. NPR reserves the right to use the comments we receive, in whole or in part, and to use the commenter's name and location, in any medium. See also the Terms of Use, Privacy Policy and Community FAQ.

Support comes from: