Rocket Avoids 'Roid Q's at Camp

Clemens wants to focus on baseball
By Doug Sweeney,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 26, 2008 11:43 PM CST
Roger Clemens, left, points toward members of the media after arriving at the Houston Astros spring training facility Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2008 in Kissimmee, Fla. Clemens is expected to workout with minor...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Roger Clemens arrived at the Houston Astros’ training camp determined to avoid questions about his alleged use of performance-enhancing drugs. “Everything’s been said that needs to be said on that. We’re moving forward. It’s baseball time. We’re going to enjoy that,” the hurler said. It was the first time Clemens spoke with the press since his Feb. 13 congressional hearing, reports the Houston Chronicle.

Clemens works with Houston’s minor-leaguers, including his son Koby, each spring as part of a 10-year personal services contract. Clemens deflected all questions pertaining to steroids during the 10-minute session, and said that he hoped Koby wouldn’t be asked any similar questions. He did admit that the hearing had been difficult for him and his family.