In the next few days the United States Justice Department starts to take its 2nd shot at Roger Clemens. Yes, after spending millions of tax payer dollars on an investigation into whether Clemens lied to a grand jury about his steroid use was wasted by the prosecution showing evidence that they were already told was inadmissible and forcing the judge to declare a mistrial the Justice Department is back for more. But this time they are going to cut cost by adding 3 more lawyers to their prosecution team. What? More lawyers. The Justice Department has increased its legal team for this trial to make sure they don’t have any other mishaps like last time. How many lawyers does it take to not play a recording that the judge tells you not to play? I bet my 20-year-old Pre-Law student employee knows that if the judge says don’t do it or he will declared a mistrial, you don’t do it.
This is after they wasted more tax payer millions trying to convict Barry Bonds of perjury and they were forced to dropped almost all the charges against him due to not being able to convince a jury of his guilt. At least they were able to get the jury to convict Bonds of giving an evasive answer to a grand jury question. An evasive answer? Millions of tax payer dollars were spent to convict someone of giving an evasive answer. Is it just me or does everybody give evasive answers when they are being tried? I didn’t even know that was a crime.
It isn’t just retired baseball players that the federal government is trying to convict but also other retired athletes. The Justice Department ended their investigation against Lance Armstrong millions of dollars spent and zero charges brought up against Armstrong. They were trying to prove that Armstrong used steroids and other PEDs during his career. The Justice Department’s lead witness is a convicted doper Floyd Landis, which again shows their desire to try to get a conviction by using any means necessary but constantly fail.
What does the federal government have against retired professional athletes? Are they trying to get PEDs out of sports? If that was the case then why would they be going after retired players so hard. I think they are trophy hunters. I think they are just trying to find some big name heads to put above their fireplaces. Who is leading this?
One agent have been directly involved in all 3 investigations and that is Jeff Novitzky of the FDA. I guess there isn’t much to do in the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) now with no new drugs needing to be tested and approved so it’s okay that one of their lead investigators spends tax paid time and money looking for retired professional athletes for his trophy case.
(The reason I used the vagueness of “millions of dollars” is because the U.S. Justice Department will not release how much money they have wasted trying to convict retired athletes.)