Clemens Opens Own Probe, Plans to Talk

Rocket will face media on same night as 60 Minutes interview
By Jesse Andrews,  Newser User
Posted Dec 26, 2007 7:05 PM CST
New York Yankees pitchers Roger Clemens, left, and Andy Pettitte watch during a baseball game against the Tampa Bay Devil Rays in St. Petersburg, Fla., in this July 15, 2007 file photo. (AP Photo/Chris...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Calling the Mitchell Report "wrong," Roger Clemens' lawyers have begun their own investigation into claims that Clemens used steroids and HGH, the New York Times reports. The Rocket will field questions in an open session with the media on January 6—the night his 60 Minutes interview is set to air.

"We have uncovered a lot of logical people we thought Mitchell was going to talk to but never talked to him or his investigators," asserted Clemens' lead lawyer. "That’s troubling.” Other than a brief video posted Sunday on his website, Clemens has yet to comment publicly on the allegations.