Roger Clemens' trial set to begin

Updated: July 5, 2011, 4:21 PM ET
By T.J. Quinn | ESPN

WASHINGTON -- Roger Clemens' defense team will argue that his former trainer came up with a plan to blackmail him with manufactured evidence in 2001, long before either become embroiled in the sporting world's ongoing steroid scandal.

During a pre-trial hearing in U.S. District Court on Tuesday, defense attorney Rusty Hardin said Clemens' longtime personal trainer, Brian McNamee, was worried that a rape investigation involving him would lead the Yankees to fire him as their strength coach. ...

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