Assistant US Attorney Matthew Parrella said in a court filing that Brian McNamee only spoke out about Roger Clemens because he was threatened with prosecution.

This is central to Clemens’ defamation lawsuit against McNamee.  Clemens says that McNamee only named him in order to protect himself from prosecution and/or an investigation by Sen. George Mitchell.  McNamee’s lawyers are not disputing this fact, but are arguing that because he was “coerced” by threat of prosecution, he is “immune from any defamation.”

However, Clemens is also arguing that because McNamee also spoke with Andy Pettitte and a reporter, that counts as defamation.  Why won’t Roger just let this go?  Isn’t it obvious the man used ‘roids?  It can’t be defamation if its true…

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