Judge in Clemens case issues gag order

A judge assigned to Roger Clemens’ perjury case has issued a gag order designed to prohibit public comments that could affect the jury pool for a possible trial.

Clemens was indicted by a federal grand jury Thursday for allegedly lying to Congress. The six-count indictment also accuses the seven-time Cy Young Award winner of obstructing a congressional inquiry with 15 different statements made under oath, including denials that he had ever used steroids or human growth hormone.

Clemens has denied any wrongdoing.

U.S. District Judge Reggie Walton said in Monday’s order that interested participants will refrain from making public comments that could have a material effect on the case.