U.S. District Court Judge Keith Ellison's original opinion and reaffirmation yesterday said that the statements McNamee made about Clemens during the Mitchell Report investigation should be immune from litigation because they were made in conjunction with a government investigation.
That clears the way for McNamee to ramp up his defamation suit against Clemens. His lawyers told the New York Daily News that will happen at the end of this month.
"This is the final nail in Clemens' Texas coffin," McNamee attorney Richard Emery told the Daily News. "We will welcome him to New York to litigate."
I just read American Icon. While Clemens comes out looking exactly as you'd expect-a narcissistic bully-Brian McNamee comes out not looking so much like the drug-dealing scumbag of Dan Burton's wet dreams but as a wussy lovesick teenager, fretting over whether or not Roger Clemens loves him as much as he loves Roger. Which he didn't, of course. Roger's first and only love is Roger Clemens, (and especially Roger Clemens' money) for whom he would slander and defame a guy he said was his friend, throw his own wife under a bus, and tamper with a Congressional witness to protect.
Roger Clemens is a liar, a cheat, and an enormous fraud, and now he's also a pathetic loser. To paraphrase his own words, today is the day he truly became a Yankee.