June 19th, 2012
01:20 PM ET

E-Block: The cost of doping charges that Americans pay for

In Monday's E-Block, Baseball great Roger Clemens was found not guilty of perjury. CNN's Erin Burnett highlights the cost of trying cases against doping and notes that athletes may be not be alone in the blame.

Baseball great Roger Clemens found not guilty of perjury

Baseball pitching great Roger Clemens was found not guilty Monday of lying to Congress during an investigation of steroid use among major league players.

The case against Clemens involved one count of obstruction of Congress, three counts of making false statements and two counts of perjury. He was not charged with illicit use of performance-enhancing drugs, but his denial of such use was part of the case against him.

A federal jury found him not guilty on all six counts.

Clemens wiped his eyes after the verdict was announced, then hugged his likewise emotional sons. His lawyer, Rusty Hardin, meanwhile, gave a thumbs-up to the jury before leaving the courtroom.


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