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Brian McNamee took the stand -- just before noon and began telling the court about his job with the Toronto Blue Jays in 1998.
And how closely he worked with Roger Clemens.
In a distinctive New York accent McNamee who at times hesitated before answering some questions.
Told the court he and Roger became close and would sometimes socialize together.
In fact the two lived close to each other in the same suite of rooms at the blue jays stadium skydome hotel in Toronto.
As Clemens looked on from the defense table.
McNamee told the court Clemens came to him and asked if he could give the pitcher of -- shot in other words in injection in the buttocks.
McNamee testified he went to -- room that night and in the bathroom the pitcher had a bottle a syringe and alcohol laid out in the bathroom.
-- said then pulled -- his pants and McNamee injected him.
When asked -- the prosecutor why he did it McNamee said.
I just wanted to help he wasn't good at it I figured I would try to help -- avoid an injury I wanted to keep my players -- When asked how he felt about McNamee replied I didn't feel good about what I was doing I knew it was illegal I -- young I made a mistake.
I wish I could take it back.
McNamee told the court he injected Clemens eight to ten times before the superstar pitcher developed an abscess on his buttocks.
And asked McNamee to get rid of the drugs.
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