Prosecutors argue for drug testimony from athletes
Wednesday, June 29, 2011
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Prosecutors say several Major League Baseball players should be allowed to testify at Roger Clemens' impending criminal trial about their own drug use.
Clemens wants the judge to prevent his former New York Yankee teammates from testifying they got performance-enhancing drugs from team trainer Brian McNamee. McNamee says he also gave steroids and human growth hormone to Clemens, but the former pitching star denies the allegation.
Clemens argued in court filings that testimony from other players that they got drugs from McNamee could lead to "guilt by association." But prosecutors argued in a response Wednesday that they need to get that information from players like Andy Pettitte, Chuck Knoblauch and Mike Stanton to show that McNamee had access to drugs and knew how to inject them.