'Roids Cloud May Cancel Clemens Speech

Texas group no longer eager to hear 'How I Played So Long'
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 17, 2007 7:58 PM CST
Houston Astros pitchers Roger Clemens, left, and Andy Pettitte watch from the dugout in the second inning during Game 4 of the National League Championship Series against the St. Louis Cardinals in Houston,...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Steroid accusations may cost Roger Clemens the chance to speak at a Texas convention next month, the Houston Chronicle reports. "I don't want to rush to judgment," but the report "casts a dark cloud above him," said the head of a state coaches group that had invited him. Execs will talk to Clemens before making a decision tomorrow, Bloomberg reports.

Titled “My Vigorous Workout, How I Played So Long,” Clemens' speech is already pulled from the association's website. The group's head called it "a sad day for baseball, especially in Texas," but said "we have to put our kids first." Clemens, 45, has denied using steroids despite a former trainer's statement that he supplied him with the drug.