Jeter, Rivera pitched in McNamee brief

Brian McNamee’s defense attorneys might call on Derek Jeter and

Mariano Rivera to testify about former their New York Yankees

teammate Roger Clemens as the ex-pitcher attempts to appeal a

judge’s decision to dismiss his defamation suit against his former

trainer.

The New York Daily News reported Saturday that McNamee’s defense

lawyers sent a 60-page brief to the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals

saying they might call on Rivera, Derek Jeter and pitcher Andy

Pettitte for sworn testimony.

The brief was sent to the court on Friday in response to

Clemens’ appeal of a lower court’s ruling last year that dismissed

the defamation suit against McNamee.

McNamee has sued Clemens for defamation in Brooklyn federal

court.