The Roger Clemens interview with Mike Wallace onwill turn out to be a disaster for Clemens. Attorney Rusty Hardin should be fired for advising him and speaking out for him in the press.
Hardin told the press recently that Clemens received multiple injections throughout his career. He even compared the use of, shall we say performance-enhancing injections, to those of a high-performance racehorse. Great analogy (sarcasm) – compare a suspected doper to another sport that has historically been plagued by doping.
In my post on, I agreed with the attorney for Brian McNamee who suggested that revelations were part of a to suggest that Clemens received so many injections, that neither he nor McNamee could be certain what was actually injected. Maybe a successful legal strategy, but sure to be a disaster for public relations and media consumption.
After all, Roger Clemens simply described the total hypocrisy of drug use in major league baseball:
Clemens’ admission to injecting several performance-enhancing substances that were to help joints and/or mask pain pointed out the hypocrisy of selectively demonizing some performance enhancers while condoning others. Drugs that allow a baseball player to “mask pain” are arguably more dangerous than growth hormone use and even steroid use. Yet Clemens is proud to use these drugs to mask pain allowing him to continue playing and performing while injured.
Clemens admitted to regularly using Toradol, which is considerably more liver toxic than most oral anabolic steroids. Yet the dangerous liver toxicity of oral androgens is unacceptable, but the even more dangerous liver toxicity of Toradol (not to mention its use to mask pain to allow players to perform while injured) is perfectly acceptable.
Even more entertaining were the reasons Clemens gave as:
- He would have grown a “third ear out of his head”;
- He would have been able to “pull a tractor with his teeth”;
- His tendons would have “turned to dust”;
- His body would have experienced a “breakdown”; and
- He would have lost “flexibility”
Since none of these things happened, that must be proof positive that he never used steroids or growth hormone!!
I like Roger Clemens (after all, he is a Longhorn)! He is an amazing athlete. But his attorney should be fired.