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Published:March 12th, 2009 10:46 EST
Trainer Announces His Involvement in Clemens` Steroid Abuse

Trainer Announces His Involvement in Clemens` Steroid Abuse

By Christopher HIllenbrand

According to the sports gossip Web site, Brian McNamee admitted to helping inject performance-enhancing drugs into Roger Clemens back in 2001. Clemens` apartment and the New York Yankees` Jacuzzi were amongst the places where McNamee claimed he administered steroids and human growth hormones to the now-disgraced ace.


As a part of the ongoing federal investigations into baseball`s substance abuse, McNamee told federal investigator George Mitchell: sometimes it was in the Jacuzzi at Yankee Stadium concerning the second implicated location as well as the pitcher`s swanky New York flat.


Currently, a federal grand jury is probing into whether or not to charge Clemens with perjury after he stood before a congressional committee last year and swore that he didn`t take illegal substances during his career. In February 2008, McNamee, Roger`s former personal trainer, and his ex-employer testified before the committee where McNamee affirmed his complicity in the pitcher`s banned substance abuse. In the same hearing, Roger only confessed to having his last trainer inject B-12 shots and the painkiller lidocaine.

Further damning the credibility of the hurler`s claim, McNamee has since provided investigators a series of used hypodermic needles, one of which he alleges had been used on Clemens.


In the conversations with the Web site released today, McNamee described the minutia of his role in another controversy in a sport already saturated with such.


One of the needles I gave the government was used to inject Clemens with steroids in either July or August of 2001. The place was his high-rise apartment, which is located off the corner of 90th Street and First Avenue in Manhattan. "That day, he laid out the drugs, dropped his trousers and I did as he asked, that is, inject him with steroids. Afterwards, he told me to get rid of the needle. I went into the kitchen and found an empty Miller Lite can in a wastebasket under the sink. I put the used needle into the can because it was actually hazardous material at that point and I didn`t want anyone to get hurt by sticking themselves. He told me to throw it away but I kept it instead."