ROGER CLEMENS SAYS BRIAN MCNAMEE INJECTED HIM. BUT IT WAS ONLY WITH LIDOCAINE AND B-12 ? NOT BANNED SUBSTANCES ??60 MINUTES? SUNDAY
Baseball superstar Roger Clemens denies he cheated by using banned substances and says his accuser, former trainer Brian McNamee, only injected him with the painkiller lidocaine and the vitamin B-12. Clemens tells this to Mike Wallace in his first interview since McNamee's accusations were released in the Mitchell report. The interview will be broadcast on 60 MINUTES, Sunday Jan. 6 (7:00-8:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.
In the scathing report on the use of banned substances in Major League Baseball produced by former senator George Mitchell, McNamee says he injected Clemens with steroids and human growth hormone - both performance-enhancing drugs banned by the league.
When asked by Wallace if McNamee had ever injected him with any drugs, Clemens responds: "Lidocaine and B-12. It's for my joints, and B-12 I still take today."
Clemens calls the accusation "ridiculous" and says he "never" used any banned substances. "Swear?" asks Wallace. "[I] swear," says Clemens.