Professional Baseball Player Roger Clemens Accused of Using Injectable Anabolic Steroids.
When Jose Canseco published his book “Juiced,” he named Clemens as one of his many baseball colleagues who had expert steroid knowledge. This lead Canseco to assume that Clemens’ improved performance post-Red Sox was thanks to steroid use. While Clemens dismissed this claim, steroid rumors continue to dog the famed pitcher.
The Injectable Anabolic Steroid Winstrol® contained the active ingredient Stanozolol.
Clemens’ name was mentioned 82 times in the Mitchell Report on steroid use in baseball. It was alleged that he obtained amphetamines, anabolic steroids, and human growth hormone from someone recommended to him by former Yankees trainer Brian McNamee, who was a personal strength coach for Clemens. In the Mitchell Report, McNamee states that he injected Clemens with Winsdrol throughout the 1998, 2000, and 2001 baseball seasons.
In 2008 Clemens appeared before a House committee to deny any use of performance enhancing drugs. Citing inconsistencies with his testimony, the committee recommended that the Justice Department conduct further investigations to see whether Clemens lied under oath. A federal grand jury convened in January 2009 to follow up on these allegations.
Clemens’ name has been removed from various charitable organizations, and his Hall of Fame future remains in jeopardy.