Roger Clemens acquitted: Was justice served?
Peter Johnson, Jr. weighs in
- Duration 3:59
- Date Jun 19, 2012
Peter Johnson, Jr. weighs in
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Well baseball great Roger Clemens acquitted on all charges yesterday what is the latest loss to the Justice Department yet another high profile case -- -- John Edwards.
The cost to taxpayers for the failed trial.
Millions about ten many Washington now wondering why even -- -- congressman Ted Poe had this to say about the case.
Quote the federal government lineup has struck out again in its second attempt to convict Roger Clemens it had no business investigating in an issue that should have been left in the hands of.
Major League Baseball in the first place -- us right now for his reaction Fox's legal analyst Peter Johnson issued a boyhood Peter does lose -- -- you'll go because it brought in the wrong.
This is a mistrial and now -- -- -- supposed to do all six counts yet.
And now Clemens has walked in the daily news that they truth strikes out and -- a lot of the newspaper said things just.
Like that do you great I think it has a place in it in America that we have trials like this let me tell you why.
That the knee jerk reactions -- like taxes have been wasted well -- taxes wasted way try to OJ Simpson.
And he was equated the point is old congress shouldn't be involvement baseball.
-- they should be involved with baseball other other things that are more important -- baseball yes.
But of congress believes that they've been lied to and they didn't believe they were lied to by Roger Clemens.
They have the absolute right and they should -- go forward and say listen this -- -- like to congress.
Is lying to congress if you're superstar athlete is that okay if you go to congress -- do where somebody is watching the show.
We're going to be indicted right if congress believes so should be -- pass so to speak for Roger Clemens.
-- -- for Barry Bonds even -- he was only convicted of one analysts say this program -- but and the federal government wanted to do and -- baseball wasn't of the federal government investigation they would still be HGH and everything else running rampant in baseball because the unions had more you have.
Absolutely right -- rule of law in this country has a cost -- it cost money to enforce.
The law and so with we want people going to congress and then there are no repercussions for what they say.
Then that's fine.
Let people who may then we just delegitimize our congress so will we found out as he was exonerated all six counts of perjury we're not saying that he didn't take the performance enhancing drugs he he he's been.
Acquitted of perjury obstruction of justice.
Lying there will be a trial mr.
McNamee the fellow who testified against him for police officer who allegedly provide of these drugs to him.
Has brought a civil trial and that will be held in new York and Roger Clemens will have to testify.
In that case and I feel but now let's look at the numbers are coming you still feel the same way this is worth it.
It estimated it cost two to three million dollars to try Clemens twice -- six millions on six million on the bonds trial which was just found guilty of one count.
-- actually 55 million on the Balco investigation from 03 to 2011 when you see those numbers do you still say it's a good -- and it.
Is it a good move that their children in America believe -- it's okay to take steroids.
And growth hormones is that good for our children is this the American past time.
Does it mean anything are there any standards do we have heroes -- Shoeless Joe Jackson go back and played baseball did he get in the hall of fame.
Now now we didn't.
Will Roger Clemens what do you say I say no he won't.
It's got to go -- to the sportswriters and they seem to be leaning his way judging by the knee jerk -- -- clearly yesterday let's see so I think what that's that I agree with you Peter I think it's on a lot of good -- this investigation see these great athletes be humiliated like this it stops the next -- I think it helps baseball I think it helps America I think it helps congress weather was convicted or not.
Obviously he was acquitted -- and by the way I -- reds again.
It by the record we are not on any performance enhancing drugs this is the best we can do natural I had half a cup of coffee that's that's OK -- it's gonna do it.
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