Roger Clemens, left, and his attorney Rusty Hardin listen as an audio tape is played during a news conference about alleged steroid use Monday, Jan. 7, 2008 in Houston. Clemens has filed a defamation suit against his former trainer, Brian McNamee, who claimed to have injected him with performance-enhancing drugs. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
NEW YORK (AP) - Roger Clemens' agent released an 18,000-word
statistical report today to rebut allegations the pitcher's career
rebounded about when he allegedly used performance-enhancing drugs.
A report by agent Randy Hendricks and two associates at his
suburban Houston firm says the seven-time Cy Young Award-winner's
longevity "was due to his ability to adjust his style of pitching
as he got older." Specifically, it noted The Rocket's split-finger
fastball to offset the ebbing speed on his fast ball.
Clemens' former trainer, Brian McNamee, claimed in last month's
Mitchell Report that he injected Clemens with steroids and human
growth hormone at least 16 times in 1998, 2000 and 2001. Clemens
vehemently denies the allegations. He and McNamee are among five
witnesses scheduled to testify before a House committee in
Washington on February 13th. Clemens also has sued McNamee for