Walked into a Buzz Saw, Have We Roger?

Roger Clemens, accused of using performance enhancing drugs, wanted a fight to defend his reputation. Well, he’s got one, in spades:

Roger Clemens’ lawyer says he will talk with his client about whether to press ahead with a defamation suit following a wave of unpleasant publicity in the wake of reports linking the pitcher to numerous women.

“He’s getting pummeled,” attorney Rusty Hardin said Friday.

The Daily News reported Monday that Clemens had a decade-long relationship with country star Mindy McCready that began when she was a 15-year-old aspiring singer and the pitcher was with the Boston Red Sox. Hardin said then “at no time did Roger engage in any kind of inappropriate or improper relationship with her.” McCready was quoted by the News as saying: “I cannot refute anything in the story.”

In subsequent days, the newspaper has linked Clemens, a married father of four, to former Manhattan bartender Angela Moyer and Paulette Dean Daly, a former wife of champion golfer John Daly.

You know, when grown-ups get caught doing something untoward, they should be smart enough to just take their medicine. It appears that there’s not much grown-up about the Rocket.

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