Pointed accusation

The Baltimore Sun

Brian McNamee told congressional investigators he injected Roger Clemens' wife with human growth hormone as she prepared for a Sports Illustrated swimsuit edition photo session five years ago, the New York Daily News reported yesterday.

McNamee testified during his Capitol Hill deposition on Thursday that he injected Debbie Clemens at her husband's direction, the Daily News said on its Web site, citing an unidentified Washington source.

Clemens' attorneys did not directly address the accusation when asked. The pitcher was in Washington to meet with congressmen for a second straight day.

"It's pretty clear now who this guy really is," Rusty Hardin, Clemens' lead attorney, said of McNamee. "This guy never ceases to amaze me."

McNamee told baseball investigator George Mitchell that he injected Roger Clemens at least 16 times with steroids and hGH in 1998, 2000 and 2001, charges the seven-time Cy Young Award winner repeatedly has denied. Clemens and McNamee are set to testify Wednesday at a public hearing of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee.

More steroids -- Former Mets clubhouse attendant Kirk Radomski avoided jail time and was sentenced to five years of probation after cooperating with baseball's investigation into performance-enhancing drugs. Radomski, who admitted giving dozens of major leaguers steroids and other drugs, was fined $18,575.

Red Sox -- The doctor who says he knows Curt Schilling's shoulder "better than anybody who breathes on this planet" insists surgery is the only way the 20-year veteran can pitch again. "I think his chance of coming back to pitching with rehab or a conservative approach is zero," Dr. Craig Morgan said. But team medical director Thomas Gill believes rehabilitation is the best way for Schilling to play this year. Schilling, who will make $8 million this season, wrote on his blog that he has agreed to rely on rest and rehabilitation. Schilling "felt trapped" and agreed to rehab since his contract could be voided if he had surgery, Morgan said. The Red Sox declined to comment.

Orioles -- President of baseball operations Andy MacPhail announced that John Stockstill has been named director of international scouting, and part of his duties will be scouting in Asia. Stockstill, the brother of Orioles minor league director David Stockstill, joined the organization in January 2006 as an assistant general manager and the director of professional, major league and international scouting. ... The club designated outfielder Chris Roberson for assignment. Roberson was claimed off waivers from the Phillies earlier in the offseason.

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