Judge rules mistrial in Roger Clemens’ case

The judge ruled a mistrial today in the perjury charges against Roger Clemens due to evidence used in the prosecutions opening remarks. ESPN.com reports that the prosecution presented evidence to the jury that they were told not to by the judge.

Unfortunately for Roger Clemens he is not completely out of the woods yet as the judge will listen to a motion on September 2nd to hold a new trial. The problem is that a new trial could be considered double jeopardy.

Roger Clemens pitched for the Astros from 2004 to 2006 and was a key piece in the Astros only World Series appearance in 2005. He was on trial for lying during his testimony to Congress about his use of performance enhancing drugs.

Topics: Houston Astros, Roger Clemens

Want more from Climbing Tal's Hill?  
Subscribe to FanSided Daily for your morning fix. Enter your email and stay in the know.