Roger Clemens Trial: Andy Pettitte Testifies About Clemens' HGH Use

Andy Pettitte is busy getting ready to return to the New York Yankees with some minor-league starts.

In between those starts, he has another assignment that likely isn’t as pleasant — testifying in the federal perjury trial of his friend and former teammate Roger Clemens.

Today, Pettitte testified that Clemens admitted to HGH use in 1999:

In testimony on Tuesday, Pettitte told jurors that Clemens had spoken to him about drug use.

“Clemens mentioned that he had taken human growth hormone, it could help with recovery and that’s all I really remember about the conversation,” he testified.

Under questioning by prosecutor Steven Durham, Pettitte said the conversation occurred during a workout in 1999 with McNamee at Clemens’ home in Houston. Pettitte, who gave brief answers, said he had not heard of human growth hormone prior to that conversation. He said he later brought the subject up with their trainer, possibly the same day.

Pettitte himself admitted, years after the fact, to using HGH himself in 2002 and 2004, though that is not at issue in this trial, which is expected to last for several more weeks.

Now go watch some baseball highlights or something. Writing and thinking about legal proceedings is no fun for a sports fan, or sportswriter.

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