Toronto police help in Clemens case

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TORONTO, ON -- Toronto police have reportedly helped the FBI and United States prosecutors in the case against Roger Clemens.

According to the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, Toronto police obtained medical information on Clemens from his time with the Blue Jays. He pitched for the club in 1997 and '98, winning the Cy Young Award each season.

Clemens was arraigned on August 30 in Washington, DC on charges of perjury, making false statements and obstruction of Congress in connection with his alleged use of steroids and human growth hormone. He pleaded not guilty.

In February 2008, Clemens testified before the House Committee on Oversight that he never took performance-enhancing drugs. However, Brian McNamee, Clemens' ex-trainer, testified to the contrary and has said repeatedly that he injected the seven-time Cy Young Award winner with steroids and human growth hormone from 1998-2001.

McNamee was hired by the Blue Jays in 1998 as a strength trainer and conditioning coach. He went to the New York Yankees in 1999 when Clemens was traded and was the pitcher's personal trainer until 2006.

Allegations of Clemens' PED use were revealed in the 2007 Mitchell Report, an investigation into baseball's steroid use led by former Senate majority leader George Mitchell.

The 48-year-old Clemens, who has been out of baseball since 2007, has said the only thing McNamee ever injected into him was a pain-killer called lidocaine and the vitamin B-12.

If convicted on all charges, Clemens could face up to 30 years in prison. Sentencing guidelines, however, call for about 15-21 months in jail.


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