Segui testifies McNamee said he kept needles as evidence

Posted: May 25, 2012 at 2:23 pm

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Former Major League player David Segui testified in Washington on Thursday that Roger Clemens' personal trainer told him he had saved needles he said he had used to inject Clemens with performance-enhancing drugs, Reuters reported. Segui was testifying on behalf of the prosecution in Clemens' perjury trial, and he said Brian McNamee, Clemens trainer, told him in a telephone conversation in 2001 that McNamee had saved the needles as evidence to satisfy his wife, who was leery of McNamee's relationship with Clemens. "He mentioned that the relationship between Brian and Roger had put stress on (his) married life," Segui said, according to Reuters. "He said she had raised the idea of keeping evidence ... he mentioned that he kept darts (needles) to get his wife off his back." Segui has admitted he used steroids obtained from Kirk Radomski, who had testified earlier that he mailed human growth hormone to Clemens' home. Testimony from Segui is an attempt to boost the credibility of McNamee, who is being painted as a liar by defense attorneys. Clemens, 49, is being tried on federal charges that he lied in 2008 to the U.S. House of Representatives' Committee on Oversight and Government Reform when he said he did not use performance-enhancing drugs. Also Thursday, FBI forensics expert Pamela Reynolds testified she had found evidence of steroids on medical waste from the 2001 injection McNamee had turned over to authorities.

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May 25th, 2012 at 2:23 pm