Clemens Plays McNamee Conversation

** THIS CORRECTS THAT THE IMAGE WAS RELEASED ON JAN. 3, 2008, AND NOT JAN. 8, 2008 AS ORIGINALLY SENT ** In this image captured from video and released by CBS News on Thursday, Jan. 3, 2008, baseball player Roger Clemens is seen at his Katy, Texas home, on Friday, Dec. 28, 2007, while giving his first interview since being accused of using performance-enhancing drugs by his former trainer in the Mitchell Report. The interview will air on CBS's "60 Minutes," on Sunday, Jan. 6, 2007. (AP Photo/CBS News, HO) **NO SALES, MAGS OUT **
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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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