Clemens Plays McNamee Conversation

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Roger Clemens' long awaited news conference began with a recording of a 17-minute phone conversation he had with the trainer who accused him of using steroids.

Brian McNamee told Clemens in the phone conversation that he would go to jail for him and repeatedly asked the seven-time Cy Young winner what he wanted him to do. At one point Clemens replied that he just needed "somebody to tell the truth."

Clemens filed a defamation suit against McNamee late Sunday.

As he answered reporters' questions Clemens' anger continued to grow. Before walking away from the podium he told reporters that if they voted in the Hall of Fame he didn't need their vote.


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