Friday Sports Briefs

NFLPA Sues NFL for Collusion The National Football League Players Association has filed suit against the National Football League in connection with salary cap penalties levied against the Dallas Cowboys and Washington Redskins.  To get the flavor of this case, see articles by ESPN’s Andrew Brandt and Sports Illustrated’s Michael McCann. Pitt Files Suit Against The Big East […]

McNamee’s Testimony Pivotal in Roger Clemens Trial

The trial of Roger Clemens has reached a crucial juncture – the testimony of Brian McNamee, Clemens’ former trainer and the only person who claims to have witnessed Clemens  use performance-enhancing drugs.  The cross-examination of McNamee by Clemens’ lawyer, Rusty Hardin, is intriguing on a number of levels including Hardin’s trial strategy and showmanship.  ESPN’s Lester […]

Will Roger Clemens Testify at his Trial?

During jury selection for the trial of Roger Clemens on perjury and obstruction of justice charges, Clemens’ attorney, Rusty Hardin, hinted that Clemens may not testify in his defense.  Considering the nature of the charges and the questionable character of the prosecution’s chief witness, Brian McNamee, this may be a sound legal strategy.  Paul Doyle of […]