Roger Clemens was present as the process of selecting a jury began on Monday and continued into Tuesday morning, when U.S. District Judge Reggie Walton hoped it would conclude.
Potential jurors were asked a plethora of questions, including their involvement in organized sports and their knowledge of Clemens and his situation. Some jurors were avid baseball fans, while others were far from it.
"I can't imagine spending money to watch a sport where guys scratch themselves and spit a lot," she said, drawing a smile from Clemens, who otherwise sat expressionless through most of the proceedings. (via ESPN)
A number of former players and league personnel could testify in the case, many of which have ties to the New York Yankees, where Clemens spent six of his 24 major league seasons.
Prosecutors and the defense read the jury pool a list of people who may be called as witnesses or mentioned at the trial. The list included some of the biggest names in baseball, including others who have been at the center of the steroid scandal, such as Mark McGwire, Barry Bonds, Sammy Sosa, Rafael Palmeiro and Jose Canseco. The list also included baseball commissioner Bud Selig, New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman, former Yankees manager Joe Torre, former players' union director Donald Fehr and several other officials and teammates from the four major league teams Clemens played for. (via ESPN)
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