Several Potential Clemens Jurors Haven’t Heard of the Baseball Great
Posted Apr 19, 2012 11:25 AM CDT
By Debra Cassens Weiss
Several potential jurors questioned for the retrial of former pitcher Roger Clemens said they have never heard of the Cy Young Award winner.
Several people who had heard of Clemens couldn’t name any of his teams, the Associated Press reports.
One potential juror said he would rather be sleeping than serving on the jury, the story says. The unemployed 27-year-old man said he preferred basketball to baseball and he felt “groggy.” But when Clemens lawyer Rusty Hardin asked if he could focus on testimony, the man replied he would “be wide awake.” The man remained in the pool of potential jurors.
Clemens is accused of perjury for telling a House committee that he never used steroids or human growth hormone.