Clemens found not guilty on all counts in perjury trial Read more: http://www.foxnew

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  1. mandym

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    Yes this is great news. It is too bad this ever came to trial.
     
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    Pompous politicians sticking their noses in baseball just to get some camera instead of doing the jobs they were elected to do. Congress doesn't need to be involved in sports. Yes, this is great news.
     
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    This was about alleged perjury in front of Congress. That's pretty serious. I bet most on this board agreed when Bill Clinton was impeached. This is the same thing--lying to Congress. Why should Clemens not be indicted?
     
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    I believe her point was why was he called their to begin with. It appears to be congress overstepping their constitutional role. Why is it Congresses business what happens in baseball?
     
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    Baseball has a unique exemption from federal anti-trust laws. Back in the 1920's the Supreme Court ruled that baseball was a game not a business and that it did not involve interstate commerce, and therefore was not subject to anti-trust laws. It's a weird situation where Congress has the power to oversee aspects of major league baseball.
     
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    Congress should leave sports to the Mafia. <G>
     
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    Nothing anywhere says they need to depose players about drug use.
     
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    True, they don't NEED to, but apparently they wanted to. The Controlled Substances Act includes regulation of steroids and Congress has the unique situation of overseeing baseball because of the anti-trust exemption. I agree that it's a tenuous connection. It could be that baseball owners secretly asked Congress to hold the hearings in order to break the power of the baseball union in continually resisting drug testing for steroids and HGH. <speculation>
     
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    Understanding why they might want to do something like that it sets bad precedence.
     

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