The government's closing was not enough to counter act the unbelievability of Brian McNamee and the overall taint of what was Congress doing to begin with. Per my multiple early predictions: not guilty.
From the opinion page of the Washington Post:
Roger never tested positive for steroids, and nothing in his medical
records indicates steroid use. His massage therapists testified under
oath that they witnessed no physical signs of steroid use. The woman who
cleaned his apartment testified that she never saw evidence of vials,
needles or steroids.
The Justice Department spent millions of dollars, with more than 90
federal agents interviewing 179 individuals and producing 235 interview
reports in a futile attempt to find somebody who gave HGH or steroids to
Roger Clemens. It found no one. In this era of celebrity tell-alls,
that is remarkable.
Congressional committee hearings are
ill-suited to function as courts of law. It’s easy to see what happened:
The committee rushed toward a media-fueled hearing and panicked when
Roger asserted his innocence proactively in the days before the hearing.
Lawmakers over-relied on thin witness testimony and referred Roger to
the Justice Department to save face. Inexplicably, prosecutors announced
their intention to indict Roger before even interviewing the chief
Sidenote: Supreme Court issued a decision today in White v. Illinois. 98 pages long and may subvert recent advances in the right to confrontation. Will write more expansively on this decision in the near future.