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  1. #1 Roger Clemens acquitted on all charges in perjury trial 
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    (CBS/AP) WASHINGTON - Roger Clemens has been acquitted on all charges by a jury that decided he didn't lie to Congress when he denied using performance-enhancing drugs.
    Jurors returned their verdict Monday after close to 10 hours of deliberation. The outcome brings an end to a 10-week trial that capped an expensive, five-year investigation into one of the greatest pitchers in the history of baseball. http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-400_162-...perjury-trial/
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    The Feds are having their eyes blackened lately. Edwards, Armstrong and now Clemens.

    Clemens (and I think Bonds) are first timers for Hall of Fame voting this fall. Their records make them definite first ballot inductees. However, I doubt if they'll ever get in.
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    How many millions were wasted on prosecuting him twice?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Space Gravy View Post
    How many millions were wasted on prosecuting him twice?
    I heard 3 mill per side.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rockntractor View Post
    I heard 3 mill per side.
    Add in the first trial and the time and money wasted by Congress even sticking their nose into the whole fiasco to start with and I would bet it exceeds $50 mill easy.
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    Where does the Constitution give congress jurisdiction over sporting events?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Odysseus View Post
    Where does the Constitution give congress jurisdiction over sporting events?
    Especially cheating. There's a twist of irony one can wrap their brains around.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Odysseus View Post
    Where does the Constitution give congress jurisdiction over sporting events?
    It doesn't but if you are sworn in before congress and lie for whatever reason shit like this happens. For the record i dont think he should have been forced to do it in the first place but congress obviously has so much time on its hands that they needed something to fill up the empty places.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Retread View Post
    Add in the first trial and the time and money wasted by Congress even sticking their nose into the whole fiasco to start with and I would bet it exceeds $50 mill easy.
    Don't forget Barry Bonds too. I think he was also a Federal trial.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bailey View Post
    It doesn't but if you are sworn in before congress and lie for whatever reason shit like this happens. For the record i dont think he should have been forced to do it in the first place but congress obviously has so much time on its hands that they needed something to fill up the empty places.
    The empty space was originally scheduled for budget writing and deliberation. Clemons preempted that due to national urgency.
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