Clemens jury to resume deliberations
WASHINGTON -- The jury in the Roger Clemens perjury trial resumes deliberations Monday after a four-day recess.
The jury of eight women and four men is scheduled to meet from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday and Tuesday and from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Wednesday. The jury has deliberated less than four hours so far.
Jurors are seeking to reach a verdict on charges that the former Yankees pitcher lied to Congress in February 2008 when he denied using steroids and human growth hormone.
The indictment of Clemens includes three counts of making false statements to congressional staff, two counts of perjury for his testimony before a House hearing and one count of obstruction of Congress that includes 13 allegedly false statements he made to Congress.
The statements in the obstruction count include Clemens denying he ever spoke with trainer Brian McNamee about HGH; saying McNamee injected him with vitamin B12 and the painkiller lidocaine; saying that "four or five needles" loaded with vitamin B12 awaited players after games; and denying he attended a barbecue at teammate Jose Canseco's Florida house in June 1998.
If convicted of all counts, prosecutors said, Clemens would face a prison term of 15 to 21 months.