Spun a different way, this Newsday story could mean a reality show for Paulette Dean Daly:
“Even though these articles contain many false accusations and mistakes, I need to say that I have made mistakes in my personal life for which I am sorry. I have apologized to my family and apologize to my fans. Like everyone, I have flaws. I have sometimes made choices which have not been right.”
“I believe my personal life has nothing to do with the accusations of steroid and HGH use,” he said. “I have already made clear that I did not use them.”
Last week, reports in the Daily News linked Clemens romantically to country singer Mindy McCready and to Paulette Dean Daly, the former wife of pro golfer John Daly. The News reported that Clemens’ relationship with McCready began when the singer was 15. Although McCready vaguely confirmed a “relationship” between the two, Clemens denied the relationship began when McCready was 15.
“Now, I have been accused of having an improper relationship with a 15-year-old girl. Nothing could be further from the truth. This relationship has been twisted and distorted far beyond reality. It is just one of many, many accusations that are utterly false.”
Clemens told the Chronicle he would not confess to the allegations simply to quell a firestorm of bad publicity.
“I realize that many people want me to simply confess and apologize for the conduct that I have been accused of, but I cannot confess to, nor apologize for, things I did not do,” he said.