Worst Lawyers Ever Butcher Clemens Case

Posted: July 15, 2011 by Keith Stone in crime and punishment, Roger Clemens

Roger Clemens’s perjury case was declared a mistrial yesterday. I have no legal experience other than the B+ I got in my Business Law class, but even I wouldn’t have made an idiotic move like the prosecution did. The judge told the prosecutors early on that any testimony from Andy Pettitte’s wife could not be used because she would have gotten her information from Andy and not directly from Clemens. Of course, the prosecutors then ran a tape of a Congressman referring to what Andy told the Mrs. The judge was not pleased and called the mistrial.

Clemens probably broke the law but if the government can’t prove his wrongdoing in a quick and efficient way, then maybe it should drop the case. There’s people that committed real crimes that should stand before a court instead of a baseball player that lied about taking steroids. This would have never happened if Franklin and Bash were in charge.

ESPN

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Comments
  1. Ob Populus says:

    It was no accident. Prosecution probably had a weak case so they needed to bolster it in some manner, bend the rules a bit. Judge wasn’t taking any of it and threw them out of the game.

  2. Chris Ross says:

    Haha love the Simpsons clip. What a shocker yesterday morning was. I could not believe what I was seeing when I saw that the Clemens trial was deemed a mistrial. It’s amazing to think that the prosecuition could make such a mistake. I guess they were probably trying to bend the rules but that’s no excuse. They shouldn’t have been doing that if that was their intention and if it wasn’t they should have known that they were going to get in trouble for showing the evidence that they did. This is turning into an even bigger gong show than it already was. I’m really anxious to see what happens with a potential re-trial. Also, you think you could check out my blog cuz I really want to know what you have to say http://chrisross91.wordpress.com/2011/07/15/what-a-shame/

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