Rocket: 'The Answer Is No'

Future Hall of Famer says former trainer's accusations are not true
By Mike Buss,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 23, 2007 9:29 PM CST
Roger Clemens, left, throws alongside strength coach Brian McNamee at the Houston Astros minor league baseball mini camp in Kissimmee, Fla., in this Feb. 27, 2006 file photo. Clemens made a point to learn...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Roger Clemens shot back against steroid allegations today, posting a video online in which he says,  "I did not use steroids, or human growth hormone and I've never done so." In the less than two minute video, the Rocket refutes information provided in George Mitchell's report by former trainer Brian McNamee, saying it "is simply not true," reports the Times.

Clemens has been under the gun to respond publicly since the release of the report that rattled baseball, particularly after good friend Andy Pettitte, also implicated by McNamee, admitted to taking HGH. Accused in an L.A. Times story last year of the same offense, based on the purported contents of a deposition by former teammate Jason Grimsley, Clemens was vindicated last week. He will tell his story on 60 minutes on Jan. 6.