Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Roger Clemens....was justice served?

Yesterday Roger Clemens was found not guilty on all charges after being accused of lying to Congress about his not use performance-enhancing drugs. This news to me was surprising. There was a ton of evidence and all seemed to be leading towards a guilty verdict. 

I want to think this guy is innocent. But deep down...something tells me he is not. But that's not for me to judge. The ruling was the ruling. I just had much respect and loved watching him pitch until this happened. This was the way I felt with all of the players involved in the steroid era.

All in all, this has hurt him in the hobby respect of things as well. Cards that I have, their values have dipped below more than half of what they used to be. Will a not guilty change this..probably not. In the end, this has hurt his reputation, his chances to make the Hall and his cardboard.

So was this 5 year and millions of dollars trial worth it all for a not guilty? Was justice served? Did he lie to Congress? I don't have an answer for this.

Do any of you feel the same way I do about Roger? Do you find think he is guilty but still wonder in the back of your mind that he is innocent? And should he make the Hall of Fame?