Roger Clemens, well-known for being one of the greatest pitchers in baseball history, is celebrating a major victory today as a jury found him not guilty of lying to Congress when he said he never used steroids on Monday.
After the verdict, Clemens was emotional with gratification and relief while speaking to the media:
“All of you media guys that know me and follow my career (know that I) put a lot of hard work into that career. And uh, so, again, I appreciate my teammates that came in and all the emails and phone calls.”
While this is great news for Clemens, this is the latest in a long line of losses for Attorney General Eric Holder and the Justice Department. According to CBS News, defense attorneys claim the Justice Department was on a witch hunt as 100 agents conducted more than 200 interviews attempting to prove Clemens lied to Congress when he denied using steroids.
Eric Holder has been in the political hot seat as he came under fire just earlier this month when he and Obama adviser David Axelrod allegedly had an argument that nearly led to a physical altercation.
Roger Clemens Not Guilty Leads to Another Loss for Eric Holder.