September 2nd, 2011
02:04 PM ET

Judge blasts prosecution in Clemens case

 U.S. District Court Judge Reggie Walton blasted federal prosecutors urging a retrial for former Major League pitcher Roger Clemens Friday, declaring that they had intentionally ignored his earlier rulings in the case.

"I would hate to believe they just blatantly disregarded rulings that I made, but it's hard for me to reach any other conclusion," Walton said.

Walton made his remarks during a hearing to determine if Clemens should face a new trial for allegedly lying to Congress.

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  1. Da guy who backs da real judge

    How dare you Reggie!?..

    September 2, 2011 at 2:21 pm | Report abuse |
  2. mike

    wait a minute,,,, cogress can lie to us but we can't lie to congress??

    September 2, 2011 at 2:28 pm | Report abuse |
  3. banasy©

    “I would hate to believe they just blatantly disregarded rulings that I made, but it’s hard for me to reach any other conclusion,” Walton said.

    It's done all the time.

    September 2, 2011 at 2:38 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Anomic Office Drone

    Lying under oath is a big deal, but bringing a baseball issue to Congress was waste of tax payer dollars.

    September 2, 2011 at 2:59 pm | Report abuse |
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    September 2, 2011 at 4:53 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Jordan scene

    I wish we could put all of congress under oath and ask them if they truly care about America. Then when we catch them in that huge lie, prosecute them all! I mean this is such a joke, just like when congress rounded up all those mlb players about their steroid issues..

    September 2, 2011 at 5:56 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Joey Isotta-Fraschini

    I agree that the entire issue is a waste of time, especially for. Congress.
    Performance aids are a reality of professional and amateur sports.

    September 3, 2011 at 6:24 pm | Report abuse |