Posted March 24, 2012

Lawyers Want Andy Pettitte To Testify In Roger Clemens Perjury Trial

MLB

The lawyers planning to prosecute Roger Clemens in his perjury trial want Andy Pettitte to testify in the case against him, the Associated Press reports.

The federal prosecutors spelled out their plans today for Pettitte to testify about his own use of human growth hormone with the assistance of Brian McNamee, Clemens’ longtime trainer and chief accuser.

The lawyers will also cite former Sen. George Mitchell’s investigation that found more than 80 major league players illegally using performance-enhancing drugs.

Clemens, 49, has been out of major league baseball since September 2007. Pettitte, 39, retired in 2010 but came out of retirement last week to rejoin the New York Yankees.

Jury selection in the Clemens perjury trial begins April 16.