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The Clemens case: Is Jim Rockford available?

If Roger Clemens really did do all the things he's accused of in the Mitchell Report, the seven-time Cy Young winner is running the most audacious bluff since Chris Moneymaker snowed his way to poker immortality at the 2003 World Series of Poker with king-high zip in head-to-head play.

Since the report was issued saying that he received PED injections, Clemens has come out swinging, first with an Internet video denying all the allegations made by personal trainer Brian McNamee, who said he helped with the injections.

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Clemens also agreed to be interviewed by Mike Wallace for 60 Minutes. Granted, Wallace is an admitted friend of Clemens but still, it is Mike Wallace.

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At this juncture, I'd like to point out something rather important.  McNamee said what he did for the Mitchell Report as part of a plea agreement with the federal government to avoid prosecution for drug distribution.  McNamee was warned on each of three occasions that he talked to the Mitchell folks that he faced criminal charges if he failed to tell the truth.

If Clemens' investigators are about to embark on an investigation that's meant to impugn McNamee's version of events, the star pitcher is placing himself between a cooperating witness and the government.  Wow, that's deep, folks.

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