You know, if Roger Clemens had just shut up, or at least offered a general “the Mitchell Report was wrong” kind of comment three and a half years ago, he’d be off golfing right now without a care in the world.
But he didn’t. He went on a PR blitz and then sued Brian McNamee for defamation. That suit got tossed, Brian McNamee sued him back, and then they both got called before Congress, who realized that they could make some hay out of all of the grass Clemens was providing. And that’s why he’s being prosecuted for perjury now.
And his last chance to get anything positive out of that for himself — that suit against McNamee — is now gone, as the U.S. Supreme Court ruled this morning that it is unwilling to overturn the lower court’s ruling tossing Clemens’ suit.
See you at your criminal trial, Rocket!