Roger Clemens Trial Verdict: Not Guilty On All Counts

In his second battle with Congress, the legendary pitcher takes the win after just an 11-hour jury deliberation.

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Roger Clemens Trial Verdict: He's NOT Guilty

The verdict is in for the Roger Clemens perjury trial and the seven-time Cy Young winner has been found NOT guilty on ALL counts.

According to T.J. Quinn's reporting, the jury deliberated for less than 11 hours. The length of the trial is part of the story here, on how dramatic and boring it was at the same time. Brian McNamee spoke of the first time he encountered Roger Clemens' rear and also attempted to present what they called "evidence" in a Miller Lite beer can.

There were also juror dismissed for sleeping through all of that.

The prevailing sentiment is that this trial either should have been over a long time ago, or rather it should have never even happened at all. Still, Clemens gets to walk away from this for a second time in as many years.

For more on the Roger Clemens trial, check out our StoryStream here and be sure to visit SB Nation Houston. As always, Baseball Nation is your source for news and analysis around Major League Baseball.

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Roger Clemens DNA Matches Waste Keep By Brian McNamee

The Roger Clemens trial took a turn on Friday morning as the prosecution tested cotton balls which was stored stored in a beer can by Brian McNamee for seven years. The results from testing those cotton balls confirmed a Clemens match.

The test was done by Alan Keel who is a DNA forensic scientist, and the odds that it would be a match is extremely rare. Here is a series of tweets describing what was found with testimony from Keel:

Keel also attempted to test a needle that McNamee had but there was no biological material to perform a test.

Read more about the Roger Clemens trial at our StoryStream here.

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Roger Clemens Trail: Phase One Of Jury Selection Complete, Final Stage Set For Monday

The first phase of the Roger Clemens grand jury selection was complete Thursday, as the field of 71 possible jurors was narrowed down to 36 in Washington, D.C. That number will be cut to a final 12 with four alternates on Monday, when the selection will continue and hopefully concluded, said Judge Reggie Walton.

Walton also hopes that the jury could hear opening statements from both sides and the first witness from the prosecution. After Monday, the trail will again resume into midday Tuesday until it goes on recess until the following week.

In case you're not aware about what's going on, here's the details:

Clemens is being tried on one count of obstruction of Congress, three counts of making a false statement and two counts of perjury based on his testimony before the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform on Feb. 13, 2008, and a deposition five days earlier. In both the deposition and the hearing, Clemens denied ever using performance-enhancing drugs.

For more updates on the Roger Clemens grand jury trail, check back to this SB Nation Houston StoryStream.

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