Roger Clemens hearing set

Updated: January 26, 2011, 12:22 PM ET
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WASHINGTON -- A judge has scheduled a hearing next week to discuss how pitching great Roger Clemens can defend against a former teammate who claims Clemens admitted using performance-enhancing drugs.

Prosecutors argue defense lawyer Rusty Hardin has a conflict because he briefly represented Andy Pettitte and Clemens in December 2007, just before the release of a report alleging both players used human growth hormone.

Prosecutors say Hardin shouldn't cross-examine Pettitte when they call him as a witness at a trial scheduled for July. They say that should be handled by another Clemens attorney.

U.S. District Judge Reggie Walton on Tuesday scheduled a hearing on the issue for Feb. 2 and ordered Clemens to attend.

Clemens denies using drugs. But Pettitte admits doing so and says Clemens admitted privately he did as well.

Pettitte is still mulling over whether he will pitch for the New York Yankees this season.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.

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