Clemens Tells "60 Minutes" He Was Injected With Lidocaine, B-12

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NEW YORK - Former Houston ace Roger Clemens says ex-trainer Brian McNamee injected him with the painkiller lidocaine and the
vitamin B-12.

The excerpts are from the pitcher's interview with the CBS
program "60 Minutes," which is set to air on Sunday.

Clemens has denied using banned substances and plans to hold a
news conference Monday.

McNamee said in the Mitchell report on doping in baseball that
he personally injected Clemens with steroids in 1998 while with the
Toronto Blue Jays.

McNamee also says he injected Clemens with steroids and human
growth hormone in 2000 and 2001 while with the New York Yankees.

The CBS interview was done last week at the player's home in
Katy, near Houston.

-- Lidocaine is a local anesthetic that can be used by dentists
and in minor surgery. It also is available as part of ointments
used to treat skin inflammation.