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-- Clemens donned pinstripes again but this time on a business -- He arrived at the US district courthouse in Washington facing six counts of obstruction of congress making false statements and perjury.
Clemens' defense attorney rusty Harden began the -- making his opening statement.
The government's star witness against Clemens -- his former trainer Brian McNamee says he injected Clemens with human growth formal.
Horton says Mac at least ten years with Clemens had little effect on the -- -- saying quote.
His career never changed it was what it was before Brian McNamee.
It was what it was during Brian McNamee and it was what it was after Brian McNamee.
As for the charges that Clemens broke the law by lying to congress in 2008 that he never used steroids.
-- and added quote god help books we've reached the point of making a federal case of a man denying he committed a crime.
But the jurors also heard another voice and that was of Roger Clemens himself.
In recordings of his 2008 interview with congressional investigators before -- public -- testimony Clemens denied ever using steroids.
The first witness was -- Barnett he is the congressional lawyer who conducted the interview.
It says Clemens was never subpoenaed to testify before congress that did so willingly.
Congress wanted to hear from Clemens after -- was -- 82 times in baseball's Mitchell report on steroids.
Barnett has deployed quote mr.
Clemens was vigorously challenging the validity of the George Mitchell report.
Since the committee asked for the report we were very interested in that.
Clemens is not charged with using -- awards but instead -- lying about using steroids to congress if convicted the judges already stated.
Roger Clemens -- would go to jail.
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