Roger Clemens Trial: Why Does This Even Matter Anymore

Can this silliness end? Like right now??

This has to be the most moronic use of taxpayer money I can think of.

After reading through some of the coverage of this trial, now in Week 6 by the way, I have to say that it sounds like the governement needs to take a step back and rethink whether continuing this trial makes ANY sense whatsoever.

Nevermind the fact that we simply don't CARE about Roger Clemens anymore. Sorry, all, he was a great pitcher and a world class jerk, but he hasn't played in a few years and I simply don't care to think about him anymore.

Never mind the fact that the star prosecutor's witness, Andy Pettitte backtracked on his testimony making it worthless to them.

Nevermind the fact that the credibility of the OTHER star witness, Brian McNamee, doesn't register with anyone at all, and there is no way to rebuild it. He's changed his story too many times to count.

Nevermind the fact that your wasting an enormous amount of time, energy and money to put a guy behind bars who allegedly hurt only himself. Kids may look up to baseball idols like Clemens, but that ultimately does not make him responsible for what a kid might put into his own body.

Nevermind the fact that the prosecution screwed this up so bad the first time there was a mistrial after 2 days. I was surprised they even decided to try this a second time.

The list continues but I don't want to belabor the point here. Where are we getting with this?? I knew that the evidence was kept in a beer can which made the evidence suspect to begin with but then I read that it was a beer can from Clemens' own recycling can. How in the world can they claim the DNA that was on the syringe wasn't ALREADY IN THE CAN??!?!

Every time you drink a can of anything, you put it to your lips and lose DNA into the can (essentially skin cells - like when a doctor does a cotton swab of your cheek). What brand of stupidity is being used to continue this case with this lone piece of completely compromised evidence??

Is it just to say Clemens lied to Congress so we're going to throw him in jail? Really, that's what anyone is worried about? Is it to say "Look, he did PEDs"? Whether this jury finds Clemens guilty or not will have no effect on public opinion about Clemens. It will affect nothing in the record books for Major League Baseball. If they aren't going to change records about Bonds or McGwire, they won't change any records about anyone else.

So, in the end, what is being accomplished with this trial?

Any thoughts are welcome...

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Matthew Maktub 4 years ago from Las Vegas

I agree with everything here. I don't understand what they're trying to accomplish with all of this. Is he a criminal because he used steroids? Is it all for fairness of the game? Amazed at people who rip Obama for taking a stance on gay marriage saying things like "there are bigger issues," yet don't think twice about the resources that are going to this senseless trial. Our government has their priorities mixed up big time.


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dblyn 4 years ago from Staten Island, NY Author

I completely agree. The government hasn't figured out how to handle all sorts of IMPORTANT issues but it needs to follow Roger Clemens around like a distracted puppy?? I understand lying to Congress is WRONG but enough already - we can't even prove that taking steroids or PEDS is useful to baseball players (it's a skill sport, not a brute strength sport like football). After the prosecution screwed it up the firdt time, I figured it would die off.....

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