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Clemens' defense goes on offensive

Attorney Hardin leads witnesses through remarkable retelling of pitcher's ascent

Updated: May 29, 2012, 8:57 PM ET
By Lester Munson | ESPN.com

WASHINGTON -- In a matter of a few hours Tuesday, the jury in the Roger Clemens perjury trial heard dramatically divergent descriptions of the two principal characters in the courtroom drama -- one on the way up and the other on the way down.

First, they listened to a former client of Clemens' trainer, Brian McNamee, describe McNamee's escalating agony and frustration as his relationship with Clemens was falling apart. Then they heard high school and college teammates describe Clemens' ...

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