Clemens not named in affidavit

Dec 21, 2007 - 7:27 AM By PA SportsTicker

Roger Clemens, front and center on the Mitchell Report released last week on performing-enhancing drugs, at least won't have to worry about Jason Grimsley's affidavit.

The "Rocket" was not mentioned in a federal agent's affidavit that was unsealed on Thursday.

The Los Angeles Times in October of 2006 reported that Clemens' name, along with several other prominent players, was blacked out on an affidavit that Grimsley provided the IRS after a package containing HGH was traced to Grimsley's house.

When the Times' report surfaced, Clemens denied ever using performance-enhancing drugs. But the seven-time Cy Young Award winner still has a lot to explain about his steroid use, which was outlined in the Mitchell Report by his former personal trainer, Barry McNamee, who said he injected Clemens with steroids.

Clemens' former teammate Andy Pettitte, who also was mentioned in the Times' report, was not mentioned in the unsealed affidavit.

Clemens still maintains he has never used steroids, while Pettitte admitted last week that he used HGH on two occassions. The lefthander was mentioned in the Mitchell report.

Among the players accused by Grimsley of using steroids were Jose Canseco, Lenny Dykstra and Glenallen Hill. The 20-page unsealed affidavit linked David Segui, Allen Watson and Chuck Knoblauch to human growth hormone and Rafael Palmeiro and Pete Incaviglia to amphetamines.

All but Incaviglia, Berroa and Watson were mentioned in the Mitchell report last week. Canseco, Knoblauch, Hill and Watson all played with Grimsley on the New York Yankees in 2000.

Grimsley, who spent 15 seasons in the major leagues, declined to cooperate with the Mitchell Report.

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