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Lessons from the Pitching Mound by Roger Clemens

This is a memoir in the making, don’t you think? Roger Clemens, star pitcher and first ballot Hall of Famer, puts his legacy in jeopardy by possible being on the juice. Sues for defamation against the accuser. Has all his dirty laundry and then some aired for the world to read. There should definitely be a chapter on Why Defamation Suits Are Dangerous.

Hey folks, Roger here. Just wanted to give you a tip. When you file a suit for defamation, you put your entire reputation on the line which means your opponent can dig up any and all sordid information like the fact that you had a 10 year affair with a country music singer whom you met when she was 15 and you were 28, married and with kids. When you are confronted with such as accusation, make sure that you have plausible deniability because no one buys the story that she went up to my hotel room after we met but we didn’t have sex. And I didn’t really have a good explanation as to why I was funneling cash to her in amounts as high as $25,000.00.

Ah, the sweet smell of litigation. It reveals all.

Jane Litte is the founder of Dear Author, a lawyer, and a lover of pencil skirts. She self publishes NA and contemporaries (and publishes with Berkley and Montlake) and spends her downtime reading romances and writing about them. Her TBR pile is much larger than the one shown in the picture and not as pretty. You can reach Jane by email at jane @ dearauthor dot com

One Comment

  1. jmc
    Apr 29, 2008 @ 10:55:24

    I haven’t been paying much attention to Clemens since the Mitchell Report was issued. Now I’m wondering who is lawyers are, and why they thought that a defamation suit was a good idea. Seems like a dangerous move, because there’s always the possibility of some other less than ideal information leaking out (like this alleged relationship with a teenager) during discovery.

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