Guilty person? Or the guiltiest person? Roger Clemens went on ESPN Radio's Mike and Mike in the Morning Show to repeat his denials of performance-enhancing drugs use. He ended his lengthy media silence in the the wake the release of a book detailing said alleged use. Clemens didn't say anything new — he thinks drugs are bad, personal trainer Brian McNamee never injected him with anything illegal and that it would be impossible for his DNA to be on any drug-related paraphernalia. Based on his family history or heart attacks, Clemens said, it would be "suicidal" to take PEDs. He points to Manny Ramirez's case as a point in his favor. After all, Clemens has never failed a test, and "we have great testing." Clemens was also "sad" about Alex Rodriguez's admitted use, but he said, "I try to root for him." When asked if he expects to make the Hall of Fame, Clemens said, "Obviously I would love to get in, but I don't have any control over that. I think they [his stats] speak for themselves."
Nathaniel Vinton, one of the four Daily News reporters who wrote the book, American Icon: The Fall of Roger Clemens and the Rise of Steroids in America's Pastime, also came on the show and — surprise! — disagreed with Clemens. The former Yankees, Red Sox, Astros and Blue Jays pitcher is obviously hoping if he denies taking drugs enough, people will begin to believe him.