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Mitchell Report
Written by Maury Brown   
Tuesday, 12 February 2008 06:25

ClemensIf there were doubts about Roger Clemens’ credibility in regards to his claims that he never used performance-enhancing substances, it may have been dealt a massive blow by one of his best friends.

Newsday is reporting that Andy Pettitte’s sworn deposition taken for the House Committee on Oversight and Reform backs up Brian McNamee’s claim that Clemens used PEDs. As reported by Newsday:

Newsday.com first reported the story last night after interviewing Rep. Tom Davis (R-Va.) yesterday. Davis said that in an affidavit given to the House Oversight Committee, Pettitte's account matches McNamee's in most details, but that in a separate affidavit to the committee, Clemens said both are mistaken.

Sources said McNamee has told investigators that in the winter of 2002, he, Clemens and Pettitte were working out together at the gym in Clemens' Houston home. According to the sources, McNamee says that during a break in the workout, Pettitte went over to McNamee by himself and asked: "How come you don't give me the stuff you give Roger?" McNamee supposedly replied, "Because it's illegal."

How Clemens chooses to react to this news will be high theater tomorrow when both he and McNamee will testify before the committee. The Biz of Baseball will be blogging the event live.

Maury Brown

Maury Brown is the Founder and President of the Business of Sports Network, which includes The Biz of Baseball, The Biz of Football, The Biz of Basketball and The Biz of Hockey. He is also an author for Baseball Prospectus, Basketball Prospectus and is an available as a freelance writer.

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