Roger Clemens Trial: Clemens Lawyer Attacks McNamee In Opening Statement

In his opening statement in the second trial concerning Roger Clemens' possible perjury to Congress, Rusty Hardin, Clemens' lawyer, laid out a case based around attacking the credibility of Brian McNamee, Clemens' former trainer and the government's star witness.

According to a report from the Houston Chronicle, Hardin's goal seems to make the case into a he said/she said dispute with the former Astros star on one side and McNamee on the other: "Hardin portrayed McNamee as a celebrity-seeking hanger on, a man who wrote a book hoping to profit from insider claims of drug use that Clemens has repeatedly denied."

Hardin also repeatedly noted the time and expense the federal government had spent in trying to build a case around Clemens, noting that hundreds of agents had spent thousands of man-hours all to try to make "denying a crime" a crime.

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

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