Via agent Randy Hendricks, Roger Clemens has issued this statement:
“I want to state clearly and without qualification: I did not take steroids, human growth hormone or any other banned substances at any time in my baseball career or, in fact, my entire life. Those substances represent a dangerous and destructive shortcut no athlete should ever take.
“I am disappointed that my 25 years in public life have apparently not earned me the benefit of the doubt, but I understand Senator Mitchell’s report has raised many serious questions. I plan to publicly answer all of those questions at the appropriate time in the appropriate way. I only ask that in the meantime people not rush to judgment.”
Clemens is not dancing around the subject as Andy Pettitte did, give him credit for that. But why didn’t he meet with George Mitchell when offered the opportunity?
It’ll certainly be interesting if Clemens goes to court on this.