(master of modern chemistry. On the left, Joe Perry)
Via agent Randy Hendrick, here’s a statement from Roger Clemens that I’m fairly certain was ghostwritten by Rafael Palmiero.
œI want to state clearly and without qualification: I did not take steroids, human growth hormone or any other banned substances at any time in my baseball career or, in fact, my entire life. Those substances represent a dangerous and destructive shortcut no athlete should ever take.
œI am disappointed that my 25 years in public life have apparently not earned me the benefit of the doubt, but I understand Senator Mitchell™s report has raised many serious questions. I plan to publicly answer all of those questions at the appropriate time in the appropriate way. I only ask that in the meantime people not rush to judgment.
The funny thing is, if Clemens just said “I was only trying to make Dan Duquette look stupid”, he’d win no small amount of public empathy.