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Roger Clemens Perjury Trial: All-Star Pitcher Acquitted On All Charges

Former Major League Baseball pitcher Roger Clemens was found not guilty on six charges stemming from his Congressional testimony.

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The Roger Clemens perjury trial came to a conclusion on Monday. The jury in a federal court found him not guilty on all six charges of all six charges against him stemming from a Congressional testimony over the use of performance enhancing drugs in Major League Baseball and professional sports.

Clemens was facing charges on one count of obstruction of Congress, three counts of making false statements and two counts of perjury. Those stemmed from a 2008 appearance in front of a House committee which was investigating accusations made in a 2007 report on steroid use in baseball conducted by George Mitchell.

It took seven weeks of work in front of a jury made up of eight women and four men at the Prettyman Courthouse in Washington. This was the second trial Clemens has undergone. The first ended in a mistrial after just two days, but was allowed to go to a second trial when the judges did not drop the charges.