Jurors to hear closing arguments in Clemens case

Jun 12, 2012, 1:03 AM

Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) – After eight weeks, jurors will finally hear closing arguments in the Roger Clemens perjury trial Tuesday. They’re expected to begin deliberations later in the day.

Jurors will have to digest and process 46 witnesses and 26 days of testimony.

On Monday, the defense made it official that Clemens would not take the stand. With the jury out of the room, Clemens came up to the podium, leaned in, and told the judge in a deep voice and Texas drawl: “Yes, sir, I am not testifying.”

The former star baseball pitcher is on trial for allegedly lying to Congress when he denied using steroids or human growth hormone.

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