Category: Baseball Published on Friday, 25 May 2012 10:43 Written by Lee Davis
The prosecution petitioned Judge Walton to allow them to call the witnesses to help counteract Clemens’ claim that McNamee has been changing his story on the reason for keeping medical waste in a Miller beer can. The incident happened after McNamee injected Clemens with performance-enhancing drugs back in August 2001 and McNamee then saved evidence, including gauze, needles and cotton balls in the bottom of the can.
Judge Walton granted the prosecution’s request to allow a former Major League Baseball player, David Segui, and an investment manager, Anthony Corso, to testify on McNamee’s behalf. The government argues that they need to question Segui about a conversation he had with McNamee back in 2001 wherein McNamee told Segui that he had saved syringes sued to inject other MLB players with steroids and HGH.
Judge Walton permitted Corso, one of McNamee’s private workout clients, to be summoned to describe what McNamee told him about Clemens using HGH and about him storing the medical waste as evidence of Clemens’ use.
McNamee previously claimed that he kept the waste as potential evidence at the behest of his wife who wanted him to make sure and protect himself in case a authorities ever caught on to his illegal actions. The waste was meant as a kind of insurance policy.
This wasn’t the first time that an overly aggressive cross-examination by the defense resulted in a victory for the prosecution. Earlier this week Judge Walton ruled that McNamee would be able to testify about who else he provided performance-enhancing drugs to. By allowing this additional testimony the government was able to show that McNamee had not been targeting only Clemens in his steroid-use claims.
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Read: “Updated: Clemens’ trial judge hands prosecutors major victory,” published at Chron.com.