Roger Clemens defense rests its case
By FREDERIC J. FROMMER Associated Press June 11, 2012 11:02AM
Former Major League Baseball pitcher Roger Clemens, left, arrives at federal court in Washington, Friday, June 8, 2012, for his perjury trial. (AP Photo/Haraz N. Ghanbari)
WASHINGTON — The defense in the Roger Clemens perjury case has rested, without the former pitcher testifying.
After the defense said it had rested its case, the jury was cleared from the room and U.S. District Judge Reggie Walton asked Clemens if he was aware of his right not to testify.
Clemens came up to the podium, leaned in, and said, “Yes sir, I am, not testifying.”
Walton asked him if he had a chance to discuss the decision with his lawyers.
Clemens replied, “Yes judge, I sure have.”