WASHINGTON (NewsCore) - Former star pitcher Roger Clemens has been acquitted of federal perjury charges.
Clemens, 49, was charged with lying to Congress by testifying in 2008 that he never used performance-enhancing drugs.
He was also accused of obstructing Congress and making false statements.
The jury need just two days of deliberation to return the verdict to US District Judge Reggie Walton.
The government's case relied heavily on the testimony of Clemens' former trainer, Brian McNamee, who testified that he personally injected the former hurler with performance-enhancing drugs.
The seven-time Cy Young Award winner has steadfastly maintained he never used steroids during his legendary career.
Last summer, Walton declared a mistrial when prosecutors presented evidence that he previuosly ruled could not be shown to the jury.
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