WASHINGTON – Jurors in the Roger Clemens trial handed down a verdict of not guilty on all counts Monday afternoon.
Clemens was charged with perjury, making false statements and obstructing Congress. The charges centered on his assertion—made at both a hearing and a sworn deposition in 2008 -- that he never used steroids and human growth hormone during his stellar baseball career.
The obstruction count included 13 alleged untruths, part of a complex verdict sheet given to the jurors when they held their first 15 minutes of deliberations late Tuesday afternoon.
Jurors resumed deliberations Monday morning after a four-day break. They convened for just a few hours last week after more than eight weeks of testimony.
The former pitcher faced a maximum sentence of 30 years in prison and a $1.5 million fine if convicted on all six counts.