Tuesday morning, before Brian McNamee could take the stand to continue his testimony in the Roger Clemens trial, U.S. District Judge Reggie Walton dismissed the second juror of the trial. Once again, the reason was for falling asleep.
A woman, who works as a supermarket cashier, became the second juror in a week to be dismissed for falling asleep during the trial. Last week, a young man was dismissed for falling asleep as well.
After starting the case with 16 jurors, that number is now down to 14 after the two dismissals (12 regular jurors and 2 alternates).
There's no direct indication as to why there seems to be a pandemic of yawning and cat-napping, but one can only assume the tedious back-and-forth between the opposing sides is rocking these poor jurors to sleep.
According to the New York Times though, Judge Walton has scolded both sides for asking unnecessary questions and boring the jury. He has even threatened to put a time limit on the trial.