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Roger Clemens defense rests its case

Former Major League Baseball pitcher Roger Clemens left arrives federal court WashingtFriday June 8 2012 for his perjury trial. (AP

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)

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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.”



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