There Are People Who Confused Things…
I am one of those who felt (I wrote it in the article concerning the Bonds trial that it was a monstrosity to serve time in jail to any accused for offences arising from the use of steroids.
When I read of the dismissal of all charges against Clemens, I felt relieved, because there was a moment where I figured they wanted to make this man pay for the faults of others. That is an abuse of power, that he should be imprisoned. I do not need to make references pointing to the guilty parties, everyone knows.
However, now I am not certain how everyone will understand things, because there are those who interpreted the legal (judicial) acquittal of the pitcher, as the free way, kind of clearance of all barriers on the road to Cooperstown. This barbarity, with more emphasis, have been proposed for some chroniclers in Spanish. Please gentlemen, Clemens was acquitted of perjury and other charges, but he was not freed from the verdict of the Mitchell Report, according to which Clemens used them. Aat that time, Clemens denied–through his lawyer–usage.
As of today, what is unquestioned, is his use of banned substances and that he has lied or not to Congress. Now, if you are committed to the principles of decency that should govern the selection of players to the temple, then they should be banned. In fact, using steroids–as they have done–is an attempt to deceive history, to play an unfair trick on the game, after all.
I’m going to repeat it, I worried a lot because Roger Clemens and Barry Bonds could be imprisoned for alleged crimes engendered in offices outside the places frequented by them, including the stadiums or any clinics. But facing a problem as stimulating substances, there is a big difference between not deserve prison for using steroids, and being worthy of Cooperstown after they used.