The seven-time Cy Young Award winner was famously at the heart of arguably Major League Baseball’s biggest scandal, and his alleged use of human growth hormones ultimately found the superstar hurler testifying in court.
Clemens’ wife Debbie even played a key role in Clemens’ perjury trial. She defended her husband’s legacy after he was accused of lying to a jury about his steroid use.
Roger Clemens’ Wife & Kids
Roger and Debbie Clemens got married in 1984 and have four children together: Kacy, Koby, Kory, and Kody.
The Clemens family currently resides in Texas, where Roger grew up and attended high school.
Roger Clemens’ Perjury Trial
Debbie Clemens attempted to clear her husband’s name after Roger claimed in court that he was unaware that his wife had taken a shot of human growth hormones.
It was alleged by Clemens’ accuser and former strength coach Brian McNamee the baseball star was present when the incident occurred.
Clemens was indicted on six felony counts of perjury, false statements and obstruction of Congress.
Debbie claimed that she agreed to take the shot of HGH and saw it as a “fountain of youth,” while insisting Clemens was out of town during her injection.
Debbie Clemens also insisted the Clemens family did not attend a pool party at the house of fellow steroid user Jose Canseco, where it was alleged that Roger injected HGH for the first time.
Clemens’ former teammate Andy Pettitte also testified in the trial, after it was alleged that Clemens told Pettitte he used HGH in 1999 or 2000. During cross examination from Prosecutor Courtney Saleski, Pettitte admitted there was a “50-50 chance” he had misunderstood Clemens’ comments at the time.
The trial was overseen by U.S. District Judge Reggie Walton.
In the end, Clemens’ lawyer Rusty Hardin and Michael Attanasio helped the former baseball player be found not guilty on all charges of perjury after closing arguments in the trial’s ninth week in Washington, DC.
Roger Clemens’ MLB Career
Roger Clemens enjoyed a legendary 24-year MLB career that saw him play for the Boston Red Sox, Toronto Blue Jays, New York Yankees and Houston Astros.