/ December 24, 2008

Clemens’ Trainer Reserves Right to $10 Million in Damages

Brian McNamee, Roger Clemens’ personal trainer is covering his bases – he filed a summons in Queens Supreme Court last week preserving his right to sue Clemens if Clemens’ defamation suit against McNamee suit against Clemens goes forward.  In January, Clemens sued McNamee following McNamee’s statements about Clemens’ steroid use which appeared in the Mitchell Report.   The MLB reports that McNamee would seek $10 million in damages.
McNamee’s attorneys already made the argument that McNamee is immune from a defamation action because he made the statements about Clemens under the threat of prosecution.  And, while almost everyone agrees that the law is clear here, no judge has yet dismissed Clemens’ case.   
Source: ESPN News

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