The Orlando Sentinel’s Beth Kassab reports Roger Clemens has bailed on his co-hosting duties for ESPN The Weekend alongside Donovan McNabb.  Fear not, vacationing families, the Christ-hating Dana Jacobsen might still attend!

Alluding to the steroids allegations controversy surrounding him as a likely distraction, superstar Major League Baseball pitcher Roger Clemens has bowed out of Walt Disney World™s ESPN The Weekend festivities next week.

In a written statement released by ESPN, Clemens did not specifically mention the steroids abuse allegations that have clouded him for months — allegations he has vehemently denied.

œI had been looking forward to ESPN The Weekend. Given some strong feelings in some circles today, I believe my current participation could be a distraction, Clemens stated. œThe event should be an occasion for fun by all and I want that to be the case for everyone involved. So I will not be coming at this point in time but I look forward to participating in some future event.

In all seriousness, if the Rocket is still adamant that he’s never taken steroids or HGH, how could his presence be a distraction? As long as he leaves his HGH-abusing better half at home, who’s gonna complain?