Clemens wants to show evidence accuser raped woman

June 29, 2011 9:15:30 PM PDT
Baseball star Roger Clemens is arguing he should be allowed to introduce evidence during his upcoming steroid trial that the leading witness against him raped an unconscious woman and lied to police investigating the assault.

The move is part of Clemens' attempt to discredit his former trainer Brian McNamee, who was never charged in the investigation but admits he lied when questioned by Florida police in 2001. In a filing late Wednesday night, Clemens' attorneys argued the experience gave McNamee a motive to falsely accuse Clemens of using drugs to save himself from becoming a target of a federal criminal investigation in 2007.

That's the year that McNamee told federal agents and investigators that he repeatedly injected Clemens with steroid and human growth hormone.