Roger Clemens Trial Jury Set, Includes Cousin Of Clemens' Former Coach

The Sports Network notes that a jury of 10 men and two women has been selected for the trial of Roger Clemens for perjury. Lawyers will give opening statements on Wednesday.

One juror, strangely, is Al Bumbry's cousin. Bumbry played from 1972 to 1985, mostly for the Baltimore Orioles. He then coached for the Red Sox from 1988 to 1993, when Clemens pitched for them. (Bumbry grew up in Fredericksburg, less than an hour south of Washington DC, where the trial is being held.)

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Included in the list of jurors are reportedly a mid-50's female yoga teacher, who worked at a U.S. attorney's office in Portland, Oregon; a female retired public schools counselor; a female who is a fan of the Philadelphia Eagles and Michael Vick and said the quarterback was "done wrong" by his conviction for being involved in a dogfighting ring.

The perjury charges against Clemens revolve around his 2008 testimony to a committee of the House of Representatives that he didn't take steroids while he was a player. It appears likely that Clemens' attorneys will argue that the House committee had no legitimate business with Clemens, since his testimony had nothing to do with any legislation the House was considering. Therefore, Clemens' attorneys might argue, Clemens did not obstruct the House, since it was sticking its nose where it didn't belong.

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