Roger Clemens back in court

Roger Clemens back in court
September 2, 2011, 1:43 pm
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From Comcast SportsNet Friday, September 2, 2011
WASHINGTON (AP)Former baseball star Roger Clemens is due in court to findout whether hell face a second trial on charges that he lied about usingperformance-enhancing drugs.A hearing is scheduled Friday in federal court over Clemens motion todismiss felony charges against him after a mistrial seven weeks ago. Clemens is arguing that another trial would violate his constitutionalprotection against facing the same charges twice. He accuses prosecutors ofpurposefully violating court orders to provoke a mistrial because their case wasgoing badly.Most legal experts agree thats a tough argument to make because the trialwas called off on only the second day of testimony. Prosecutors say theyunintentionally showed jurors inadmissible evidence and are asking for anotherchance to convict the pitching standout.