“I never took HGH or Steroids. And I did not lie to Congress. I look forward to challenging the Governments accusations, and hope people will keep an open mind until trial.”
So said Roger Clemens on Twitter. The Roger Clemens who has been indicted by a federal grand jury. Yes, that Roger Clemens.
I’d say it’s the American way to keep an open mind, but I’m over Roger Clemens. Guilty, innocent, whatever, Rocket. Thanks for the memories in Boston. See ya.
If I’m going to adopt an athlete to cheer for, I believe I’ll go with one Josh McCown. I was vaguely familiar with McCown as a journeyman NFL quarterback, and I was aware he’d signed with the Hartford Colonials of the United Football League. And that was pretty much it until I read his interview with Paul Doyle in the Courant.
Apparently, McCown had received an offer from the Chicago Bears to join them as a backup QB. But he’d made a promise to coach Chris Palmer and the Colonials.
“I want to stick to my word. To me, that’s more important than money or anything like that. It wasn’t worth it for me.”
Let’s briefly review. One Josh McCown passed on an opportunity to be a Chicago Bear in order to be a Hartford Colonial. He told Paul Doyle he can learn from Palmer.
This is a guy I can root for.