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Appeals Court in Defamation Suit Rules Against Roger Clemens PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Maury Brown   
Thursday, 12 August 2010 17:29

Clemens and McNamee

Roger Clemens continues to strike out with the courts. A federal appeals court today denied reinstating a defamation suit filed by the former pitcher against his former personal trainer, Brian McNamee. McNamee has claimed that he injected Clemens with both steroids and hGH.

According to The AP,” In a 2-1 ruling on Thursday, a three-judge panel of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals agreed with a Houston federal district judge's dismissal last year of most of Clemens' claims against McNamee.”

Clemens had filed the appeal after the decision made by U.S. District Judge Keith Ellison who had said that he had no jurisdiction in Houston over claims that McNamee made in New York.

"The statements were not made in Texas or directed to residents of Texas," the court said.

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