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Brian McNamee's lawyer said he saw a "disinegenuous and desperate" Roger Clemens on "60 Minutes" Sunday night, despite the Rocket's fervent denials.
"I thought it was an impassioned denial," attorney Earl Ward said, "but it's not true."
Ward said he had not spoken to McNamee all day, not even to ask him about a Newsday report that said McNamee and Clemens had an "emotional" one-hour telephone conversation.
"It was news to me," he said. McNamee did not return a call to his mobile phone last night.
Ward said he was disappointed that Mike Wallace did not press Clemens further on how he could not have known that his close friend Andy Pettitte used human growth hormone or that McNamee had been dealing steroids and HGH while working for Clemens.
"I just didn't think it was a very hard-hitting interview," Ward said.
Ward also said that Clemens' two-step on the question of whether he would submit to a lie-detector test was damning to the seven-time Cy Young winner.
As for whether McNamee will pursue a slander or libel suit against Clemens, Ward said he, attorney Robert Emery and McNamee would wait until Clemens' expected appearance before Congress on Jan. 16, when he would testify under oath, to make their decision.
"If Congress calls him, he pretty much has to take the Fifth, and if he takes the Fifth, nobody will ever believe him again and all this effort has gone down the drain," Emery said. "And if he doesn't take the Fifth, it's very hard to imagine that a prosecutor isn't going to pursue this. So I think he's put himself in a terrible corner."
-- Information from ESPN.com's T.J. Quinn and The Associated Press contributed to this story.
If Roger Clemens is telling the truth on "60 Minutes," he got his chance to vent. And if he's lying, he's out on a very tenuous limb. Story