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Clemens portrayed as telling lies and 'other lies to cover up lies' in opening statement
WASHINGTON (AP) ' Prosecutors are painting Roger Clemens as a man who told lies and "other lies to cover up lies" after the court seated a jury that includes seven people who never heard of the seven-time Cy Young Award winner now being retried on charges of lying to Congress.
Prosecutor Steven Durham made his opening statement Monday. He called Clemens a "great baseball player" who engaged in a "story of deceit and dishonesty and betrayal" instead of acknowledging alleged use of steroids and human growth hormone.
Clemens is accused of lying when he said he never used steroids or HGH at a 2008 congressional hearing and at a deposition that preceded it. The case in back in court after a mistrial last year.