Pettitte Affidavit Says Clemens Claimed HGH Use

Roger Clemens told Andy Pettitte he took HGH - that’s according to a sworn affidavit acquired by the ASSOCIATED PRESS on Tuesday.

Roger Clemens Andy Pettitte

Details of Pettitte’s affidavit came out a day before Clemens was to testify in front of Congress about his alleged use of performance-enhancing drugs. Pettitte gave the affidavit so he wouldn’t have to appear in person at Wednesday’s hearings.

According to the affidavit, Clemens’ admission came during a conversation between the two in 1999 or 2000. And not only did the Rocket say he took HGH, but backtracked about it a few years later.

From the AP story:

Pettitte said in the affidavit that he asked Clemens in 2005 what he would do if asked by the media about HGH, given his admission years earlier. According to the account told to the AP, the affidavit said Clemens responded by saying Pettitte misunderstood the previous exchange in 1999 or 2000 and that, in fact, Clemens had been talking about HGH use by his wife in the original conversation.”

Debbie & Roger Clemens

So, little Debbie was the family drug user? That seems a little far-fetched.

Since Andy decided to talk beforehand, there’ll be no tearful reunion of Roger and his bestest buddy on Capitol Hill on Wednesday. But at least another one of Clemens’ old pals will be there in D.C. to keep him company - Brian McNamee.