Congressional hearing just as much about Mitchell as Clemens

Updated: February 12, 2008, 8:57 PM ET
By Howard Bryant | ESPN.com

As titillating, tawdry and undignified as the blood feud between Roger Clemens and Brian McNamee has been, the real showdown Wednesday before Congress is not between Clemens and McNamee, but between Clemens and former U.S. Sen. George Mitchell.

If members of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee ask the important, probing questions regarding Clemens' alleged use of performance-enhancing drugs that this latest hearing deserves, it is unlikely the testimony will result in ...

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