Lawyers have launched their defense of Roger Clemens with what seems more like a testimonial dinner than a trial.
They put on a pair of witnesses Tuesday who described in reverential terms the famed baseball pitcher's work ethic in high school and college.
The message the defense began hammering home was that hard work - not steroids or human growth hormone - turned Clemens into a great pitcher. That came after prosecutors used two dozen witnesses over 19 days to try to prove that Clemens lied to Congress in 2008 when he denied taking performance-enhancing drugs.
One of Clemens' former high school teammates in Texas, Todd Howey, said he and his friends would see Clemens jogging on Friday nights while they were out "looking for trouble."