Prosecutors want limits on McNamee questioning
Tuesday, June 21, 2011
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Prosecutors are trying to limit what baseball star Roger Clemens' attorneys can say during his upcoming steroids trial about a police investigation involving his chief accuser.
Clemens' former trainer, Brian McNamee, was questioned by Florida police in a 2001 sexual assault investigation. McNamee was never charged, but admitted lying to police about some details.
McNamee is the leading witness against Clemens and is expected to testify at trial next month that he injected the pitching great with steroids and human growth hormone.
Prosecutors said in a motion filed Tuesday that Clemens' lawyers have a right to ask McNamee whether he made false statements. But the government asked U.S. District Judge Reggie Walton to limit Clemens' attorneys' cross-examination on the investigation to prevent it from turning into a prejudicial "sideshow."