Jurors In Original Clemens Case Thought Retrial Would Be A Waste Of…

So says U.S. District Court Judge Reggie Walton in court transcripts recently made public. While at a company picnic last September, Walton made an off-the-cuff remark to a former colleague's spouse—also an attorney. The spouse said something to the effect of "Looks like you have to retry the Roger Clemens case" and… » 4/14/12 6:45pm 4/14/12 6:45pm

Despite Jeff Novitzky's Life's Work, Cheating At Sports Is Still Not A…

Jeff Novitzki was an IRS agent. Not an avenging angel sent from above, nor an earthly crusader for all that is good and pure in America, but a bureaucrat. Somewhere along the way he got it into his mind that it was his job and his job alone (and his only job) to eradicate the peril of steroids in sports. He's with the… » 7/14/11 3:20pm 7/14/11 3:20pm

Barry Bonds Is Probably Guilty Of Being A Prick

The prosecution in the case, which begins jury selection today, really wants to make this trial about that. But it's not. It's not about steroids either, actually. It's a perjury case, to determine whether he was lying when he said he didn't take illegal things, which might not have been illegal at the time. » 3/18/11 1:50pm 3/18/11 1:50pm

The Case Against "The Case Against Lance Armstrong"

Maybe you've heard about Sports Illustrated's exciting new Lance Armstrong feature. At bottom, it's a story about a corrupt man who gets away with cheating because the people who'd ordinarily police it have decided to look the other way. » 1/20/11 4:15pm 1/20/11 4:15pm

The Novitzky Scalps

Barry Bonds: Charged with four counts of perjury and one count of obstruction of justice for telling a federal grand jury he never knowingly used steroids. The substance he's accused of taking, The Clear, was neither illegal nor specifically banned by baseball at the time of his testimony. Trial is scheduled to begin… » 1/20/11 2:24pm 1/20/11 2:24pm

Roger Clemens To Be Charged With Lying To Congress About Scary, Scary…

The feds, basking in the glow of their wildly successful perjury prosecution of Barry Bonds, will reportedly indict Roger Clemens on charges that he made false statements to Congress about his PED use. [NYT] » 8/19/10 1:35pm 8/19/10 1:35pm

U.S. Attorney: Barry Bonds Prosecution Is Important Because Stan Musial…

Joseph Russoniello, U.S. attorney for the Northern District of California, feels very strongly about Barry Bonds and the use of performance-enhancing drugs. Why? Because Stan Musial, the Perfect Knight, turned him into a smoker, that's why. » 7/17/09 5:30pm 7/17/09 5:30pm

Sammy Sosa Reportedly Tested Positive For PEDs In '03. Whatever.

Sammy Sosa was among the players who tested positive for performance-enhancing drugs in 2003, The New York Times is reporting, a revelation that means nothing whatsoever unless you care about Sosa's Hall of Fame chances or the Fourth Amendment. » 6/16/09 5:15pm 6/16/09 5:15pm