House sends Clemens audio to prosecutors, defense

The House has voted to provide prosecutors the audio of former

pitcher Roger Clemens’ deposition before a House committee in

February 2008. The audio will be turned over to the defense.

The resolution approved by voice vote Friday said transferring

the audio would promote justice.

The Washington trial of the all-star pitcher ended in federal

court on the sixth day last July, after prosecutors showed jurors

inadmissible evidence. U.S. District Judge Reggie Walton has

scheduled another trial for April.

Walton ruled that Clemens must face another trial on charges of

lying about drug use, although the judge criticized prosecutors’

mishandling of evidence.

The resolution said the deposition and Clemens’ public

appearance before the House panel raised significant questions

about his truthfulness.