Roger Clemens loves to issue statements.
In 2008 The Daily News reported Clemens had a decade-long relationship with country star Mindy McCready which began when she was 15 years-old.
Clemens issued a statement: “I know that many people want to know what I have to say about the recent articles in the media. Even though these articles contain many false accusations and mistakes, I need to say I have made mistakes in my personal life for which I am sorry. I have apologized to my family and apologize to my fans. Like everyone, I have flaws. I have sometimes made choices which have not been right. Now, I have been accused of having an improper relationship with a 15-year-old girl. Nothing could be further from the truth. This relationship has been twisted and distorted far beyond reality. It is just one of many, many accusations that are utterly false.”
McCready told the Daily News she “cannot refute anything in the story.”
Authorities reported McCready died at her home in Heber Springs, Ark., of an apparent pet-murder/suicide.
At Houston Astro’s camp in Kissimmee, Fla., special instructor Clemens issued a statement: “Yes, that is sad news. I had heard over time that she was trying to get peace and direction in her life. The few times that I had met her and her manager/agent they were extremely nice.”
Clemens lobbied for the Hall of Fame pretending not to lobby for the Hall of Fame: “I’m not going to lose any sleep over it. If those guys feel I deserve to be there, then I deserve to be there. If they feel I don’t, then that’s OK too. I’ve had a great time when I’ve gone to Cooperstown. I know a lot of people that work over there, too. If you’re around my groups of people, and the same thing when I go to the cities I’ve played in, the people have been nothing but great down on the streets to me.”
Clemens is now threatening to write a book: “It’ll be a little bit of everything. But there are some people that need to get cut off at the knees, because they think they know me and they write for me and act like they know me. So we’ll have to cut them off at the knees.”
We hope he’s not talking about us.