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Did Rocket aim too high and hard?

In this whole new ballgame, Congress can retaliate against Roger with a prison term

Updated: July 6, 2011, 9:44 AM ET
By Ian O'Connor | ESPNNewYork.com

Roger Clemens made himself a big mess. Too bad it's not as simple as asking Mariano Rivera to clean it up. The Rocket thought he could stare down Congress, throw a little high heat and reduce this monumental challenge to his greatness to something smaller than a rosin bag.

Instead Clemens walked and talked himself into a federal trial, into a case that threatens plenty more than a future induction speech at the Hall of Fame.

If convicted, Clemens could go to prison as a felon. ...

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