Clemens: Ex-Trainer Lied in '01 Rape Case

Rocket's lawsuit goes after McNamee's character
By Doug Sweeney,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 9, 2008 12:28 PM CST

(Newser) – Roger Clemens' personal trainer was involved in a 2001 rape investigation in which police believed he lied, the Orlando Sentinel reports. The Rocket, in his defamation suit filed against Brian McNamee on Sunday, points to the incident as an example of further dishonesty on the part of the trainer who accuses Clemens of steroid use.

Police reports state witnesses saw McNamee having sex in a hotel pool with a woman later found to have ingested a date-rape drug, a charge he denied when police arrived. The woman involved said she did not give McNamee permission to have sex with her, according to police documents. No charges were filed, but the allegation ended McNamee's tenure with the Yankees.