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Pettitte reacts to Clemens investigation

Posted by: Peter Abraham - Posted in Misc on Feb 28, 2008 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Now that the Department of Justice has been asked to investigate Roger Clemens for perjury, Andy Pettitte could once again be asked to testify.

Pettitte was asked today to comment on the situation.

“I think you all know how I feel about it. I was prepared for it happening but I hate it,” he said.

“There’s nothing I can do. There’s nothing I can do. I have nothing to say about it. Until somebody tells me to go somewhere I can’t do anything. I have one concern: That’s to try and help the New York Yankees win and get myself ready.”

Pettitte said he appreciates the cheers he has been getting from the crowds at Legends Field this spring.

“I definitely noticed it. Obviously it makes you feel good. I appreciate the support. They’ve been great; they’ve been great since I’ve been here. It makes you feel you feel good to hear people cheer for you.

“I don’t feel like I’m some kind of hero in this thing at all. I’ve made the mistakes and I’ve admitted to them. However people want to handle that, that’s how they’ll handle it. I can’t change everybody’s opinion of what they think of me and how they feel about me. I’ve been honest in everything and whatever repercussions that brings me as far as from fans, I’ll have to deal with that. I know that I feel better that it’s all over and that I told the truth and was as honest as I possibly can.”

Only it’s not all over. Far from it. But given the speed with which such investigations move, Pettitte is unlikely to be called to testify this season.




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