Roger Clemens, left, and his attorney Rusty Hardin listen as an audio tape is played during a news conference about alleged steroid use Monday, Jan. 7, 2008 in Houston. Clemens has filed a defamation suit against his former trainer, Brian McNamee, who claimed to have injected him with performance-enhancing drugs. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
WACO, Texas (AP) - Roger Clemens talked about pitching and
conditioning. What he didn't talk about was steroids.
In a session before about 1,000 Texas high school baseball
coaches today in Waco, the seven-time Cy Young Award winner stuck
to baseball and cracked jokes -- making no mention of allegations
against him in the Mitchell Report.
Clemens spoke for just more than an hour at the closing session
of the Texas High School Baseball Coaches Association, the nation's
largest such group. He shared tips on techniques and took
questions, all pertaining to the game itself.
The speech was closed to the media, and Clemens was driven in
and out of the convention center through a private garage.
In a video of his session with the coaches, the 45-year-old
Texan joked about the media attention. Clemens' former trainer,
Brian McNamee, has said he injected the pitcher with steroids and
human growth hormone. Clemens vehemently denies the accusation.
But that was as far as it went -- no mention of
performance-enhancing drugs or the release last month of the
inquiry by former Senator George Mitchell.