McNamee's meeting delayed

Updated: January 14, 2009, 1:49 AM ET
Associated Press

NEW YORK -- Brian McNamee's meeting with federal prosecutors investigating whether Roger Clemens lied to Congress has been delayed.

The pitcher's former personal trainer had been set to meet Tuesday in Washington with prosecutors preparing the grand jury case against the seven-time Cy Young Award winner, who denied under oath last year that he used illegal performance-enhancing drugs.

McNamee's meeting likely will prepare him for giving grand jury testimony, where McNamee will repeat his allegations that he injected Clemens more than a dozen times with steroids and HGH from 1998-01.

"It's just not happening immediately," Richard Emery, one of McNamee's lawyers, said. "It will happen. It's going to happen soon."

McNamee and convicted steroids distributor Kirk Radomski figure to be among the primary witnesses against Clemens. McNamee last year provided government agents with syringes his lawyers said would link Clemens to drug use.

Clemens repeatedly has denied using illegal performance enhancers.


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