Roger Clemens

In an online video posted Sunday, Roger Clemens repeated his defense against using performance enhancing drugs. (AP)

April 16, 2012 5:19:47 PM PDT
The standout pitcher maintains he never used performance-enhancing drugs during a 23-season career that ended with ended with 354 wins, 4,672 strikeouts and a record seven Cy Young Awards.

But prosecutors say he is lying and broke the law when he made his denials under oath before a congressional committee. Clemens pleaded not guilty and his perjury trial began in July 2011. After just two days, U.S. District Judge Reggie Walton declared a mistrial over inadmissible evidence that prosecutors Steven Durham and Daniel Butler showed to jurors.

Clemens argued the showing of the evidence was a deliberate ploy to invoke a mistrial because the prosecutors' case was going badly. He and his legal team requested that a federal judge throw out the charges against him, but that request was denied and a new trial was scheduled for April 17. If convicted, he faces up to 30 years in prison and a $1.5 million fine.

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