Clemens makes annual Jimmy Fund call

August, 20, 2010
BOSTON -- A day after being indicted by a federal grand jury for allegedly lying to Congress, Roger Clemens made his annual call into Boston's WEEI Radio on Friday to support the WEEI/NESN Jimmy Fund Radio Telethon. (Click HERE to hear the interview.)

The former Red Sox pitcher praised the Jimmy Fund, which he said he was introduced to in 1984, before answering questions from hosts Glenn Ordway and Lou Merloni on the indictment.

Without going into details, Clemens said he wasn't surprised by the indictment and he looked forward to having his day in court.

"It's not fun, but I'm not going to talk about what we have ahead of us," he said. "In time, we'll get to have our say."

"All I’m going to say is that I learned a lot through what happened, and what did not happen,” Clemens said. “We’re going to deal with it. I don’t know what else to say. We’re going to deal with it and have our day.

When asked if he speaks with former teammate and good friend Andy Pettitte, whose testimony about Clemens' alleged PED use is expected to be key to the government's case, Clemens said: "We don't."

He also said he's not worried about the case hurting his chance to be selected to the Hall of Fame. "I didn’t play the game to go to the Hall of Fame," he said. "We love the Hall of Fame ... [But] I played the game because it was an opportunity to take care of my family."



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