Clemens Swears He's Innocent

He says he took injections of vitamin, painkiller
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 3, 2008 5:33 PM CST
New York Yankees pitcher Roger Clemens delivers against the Baltimore Orioles during the third inning of a baseball game in this June 27, 2007 file photo, in Baltimore.    (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Roger Clemens says he received injections of vitamin B-12 and the painkiller lidocaine—but not steroids—from trainer Brian McNamee. In a 60 Minutes interview with Mike Wallace set to air Sunday, Clemens again denied ever taking banned substances, including human growth hormone, the New York Post reports. "Swear?" asked Wallace. "Swear," replied Clemens.

"Lidocaine and B-12. It's for my joints, and B-12 I still take today," said Clemens, the most prominent player named in the Mitchell Report on doping in baseball. McNamee says he injected Clemens with steroids and HGH. In the interview, Clemens called the accusations "ridiculous."