WASHINGTON - A judge on Wednesday postponed the trial of baseball star Roger Clemens until July so his attorneys can review the voluminous evidence generated during a 2 1/2-year investigation into whether he lied about using performance enhancing drugs.
At a hearing in Washington federal court, prosecutors said the case has produced some 54,000 pages of evidence. They are required to turn over to the defense any material that might tend to clear the former major league pitcher.
Clemens' attorney Rusty Hardin said they need more time to go through the material they receive and to hire an expert witness to examine the scientific evidence against Clemens, presumably including the syringes Clemens' former trainer says he used to inject the pitcher with the drugs.
Hardin also said baseball investigator George Mitchell and a congressional panel that examined the use of performance enhancing drugs are refusing to turn over material for the criminal case.
Hardin indicated he will seek a subpoena for the contested material, particularly any interviews with Clemens' accusers.