Rough day for Clemens prosecutors

Updated: May 2, 2012, 9:10 PM ET
By Lester Munson | ESPN.com

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Wednesday was a rough day for the prosecutors who are trying to persuade a jury that Roger Clemens lied to the U.S. Congress when he denied that he had ever used performance-enhancing drugs.

It was bad enough when U.S. District Judge Reggie Walton told the prosecutors that they were taking positions that were "totally absurd."

But it was even worse when he indicated that he was seriously considering an argument from the Clemens legal team that could force the ...

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