HOUSTON -- 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.