Lawyers Warn Clemens Trial Will Make Witnesses Gun-Shy

Law360, New York (June 18, 2012, 4:57 PM EDT) -- Despite Monday's acquittal, the lengthy perjury trial of Roger Clemens highlights just how risky it is to testify before Congress and should convince other would-be witnesses to think twice before agreeing to talk to lawmakers, experts say.

Four years ago, Clemens agreed to testify before a U.S. House of Representatives committee as part of a star-studded panel of former baseball players suspected of using steroids and other performance-enhancing drugs. The potential Hall of Fame pitcher denied using any drugs during his illustrious career, while others, including sluggers...
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