“Physical Evidence” Links Clemens To Steroids?

The NEW YORK DAILY NEWS reports this afternoon that “Brian McNamee has turned over physical evidence to federal investigators that he believes will show Roger Clemens used performance-enhancing drugs, according to McNamee’s lawyers.

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… According to a source close to the former Yankee strength and conditioning coach, McNamee gave the Justice Department’s BALCO investigators vials with traces of steroids and growth hormone, as well as blood-stained syringes and gauze pads that may contain the Rocket’s DNA.

Justice Department officials have sent the evidence to a lab for testing, and if the materials do indeed contain traces of drugs and blood, prosecutors may attempt to get a court order for a DNA sample from Clemens.

Nice timing for Clemens. The day after he lies talks to Congressional investigators about his case, McNamee drops this bomb. We wouldn’t want to be the personal assistant who handles his undergarments right about now.

We know what an arrogant a$$hole Clemens can be, and he has to be to blame for most of the debacle he’s now in. But this also is the worst job of lawyering we’ve seen this side of Marcia Clark and Chris Darden.

Now check out the byline on the piece from the NYDN. We love how they posted the time the story was published (in bold) at the top of the piece. We know that’s becoming a more common practice, but is that also a subtle “F-you” to ESPN or other outlets trying to glom on to the story?

NYDN Clemens Steroid Headline

We can see SportsCenter an hour from now, with a phone graphic featuring a shot of Buster Olney, as he “breaks” the story for ESPN via a cellphone from a New Jersey turnpike rest stop.

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