First there were the allegations that The Rocket aubsed steriods.
Now there is more ugliness, with claims that Roger Clemens had a 10-year affair with country music star Mindy McCready. The nasty part? The affair allegedly began when she was 15 years old.
So is Roger destined to be another black eye for the University's athletic program ... right up there with Ricky's weed habit?
This all came out because of Clemens' defamation lawsuit against his former personal trainer. That's they guy who ratted out Roger's alleged steriod use.
Central to the defamation claim is that he started with a good reputation, which was then ruined by false statements. So the defendant's lawyers want to show that Clemens didn't have a good reputation to start with.
An affair with a 15-year-old would definitely fit the bill - especially since he would have been 28 at the time.
Is this just more mud being slung at one of UT's all-time best athletes? Does he deserve the benefit of the doubt?
I was withholding judgement on the steriods. But now, I'm not so sure. All I can say is ... ICKY.
Btw, Clemens acknowledges a relationship with Mindy. He claims they were just friends.