McNamee Lawyer: Prez Bush Will Bail Out Clemens

Brian McNamee’s lawyer, Richard Emery, told Ronald Blum of the ASSOCIATED PRESS today that he thinks if Roger Clemens gets convicted “in connection with the baseball steroids scandal, he’d be pardoned by President Bush.

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He also said “some Republicans treated his client harshly because of the pitcher’s friendship with the Bush family.” Read more…

Funny: Man U Claims Saudi Game Not For Money

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The LONDON TIMES reports that Glazer family-owned Manchester United is set to play an exhibition game tonight in Saudi Arabia which will net the club nearly $2M. The match at the 65,000-seat King Fahd Stadium sold out three days after tickets went on sale.

By scheduling the game in the middle of the team’s already-packed regular season schedule (and the Saudis long-documented ties to terrorism) the club has been besieged by criticism from the team’s fans.

While public reaction was rather predictable, the defense of the move by Man Utd CEO David Gill was not.

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