Last week was another rough one for once-destined Hall of Fame pitcher Roger Clemens, as the New York Daily News trotted out a harem of women with whom he'd allegedly had some steamy relations with, much to the chagrin of his HGH-injecting wife and many Texas political figures.
Clemens acknowledged those reports and was surprisingly contrite about some of the allegations:
"I know that many people want to know what I have to say about the recent articles in the media. Even though these articles contain many false accusations and mistakes, I need to say that I have made mistakes in my personal life for which I am sorry. I have apologized to my family and apologize to my fans. Like everyone, I have flaws. I have sometimes made choices which have not been right."
But he wants you to know that, regardless of some of his tomcatting missteps in the past, it doesn't mean he cheated on baseball — or had sex with a 15-year-old country singer.:
"I believe my personal life has nothing to do with the accusations of steroid and HGH use.[N]ow, I have been accused of having an improper relationship with a 15-year-old girl. Nothing could be further from the truth. This relationship has been twisted and distorted far beyond reality. It is just one of many, many accusations that are utterly false"
See? Image restored.
Clemens Apologizes For 'Mistakes' [ABC News]