Roger Clemens Not Guilty, but Should Case Have Even Gone to Trial?

After first a mistrial, in a second attempt to convict him, famed pitcher Roger Clemens was found not guilty of perjury Monday.

On Monday, after months of testimony and who knows at what cost, famed baseball pitcher Roger Clemens was found not guilty of lying to Congress. CNN News reported Clemens was found not guilty on all six of the charges he faced. The alleged perjury reportedly happened when he was testifying during an investigation of steroid use among Major League Baseball players.

Last week, the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency announced that it was, again, for allegedly using performance enhancing drugs during his 16-year career. This also comes after previous attempts to prosecute him and strip him of his seven world Tour de France titles proved unsuccessful.

Our question here is, are these cases something the American people are interested in our government spending money on, especially in this current economy?

Karsten Torch June 20, 2012 at 04:04 PM
One, no, our government has no business spending money on this. This is sports. The governing body should be pursuing and spending the money, our government has no business in this. Not only that, but what is Congress doing calling anybody to testify in front of them for anything? Last I heard, that's what our courts are for. It's not Congress' job to enforce laws, but to make them. Unless I missed something in civics class. Other, how do they even have the gall to charge somebody with lying to them? Has anybody in Congress even once been honest about anything? Ever? How about once we can charge them with perjury for lying to us then they can have that same power. Just my thoughts....


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