Former major league pitcher Roger Clemens was found not guilty Monday on all charges of lying to Congress in 2008.
Jurors had resumed deliberations Monday morning after a four-day break.
Jurors didn’t meet last Thursday or Friday because U.S. District Judge Reggie Walton had a long-scheduled speaking engagement in New Orleans. He said he would have canceled his trip, but some jurors also already had commitments for those days.
Clemens was charged with perjury, making false statements and obstructing Congress. The charges center on his assertion â€” made at both a hearing and a sworn deposition in 2008 – that he never used steroids and human growth hormone during his stellarÂ baseballcareer.
Clemens â€” one of the top pitchers in Major League Baseball history â€” is among the biggest names to be implicated in drug use in the professional baseball industry. He did not take the stand in his own defense during the two-month trial.
The former pitcher faced a maximum sentence of 30 years in prison and a $1.5 million fine if convicted on all six counts.
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