After a lengthy trial, much speculation and barrels of newspaper ink, former-MLB pitcher and Yankee Roger Clemens was acquitted Monday of perjury charges related to the use of performance-enhancing substances.
The years-long ordeal began with accusations that Clemens lied to Congress about his use of sports drugs.
Clemens' acquittal is what many are calling proof that the government is unable to successfully prosecute athletes who use illegal substances to gain a leg up. In past years, icons like Barry Bonds and Lance Armstrong have faced limited or no repercussions for their alleged involvement with drugs. And now, Clemens, too.
"After three expensive failures, the government is done, it seems, with the business of pursuing high-profile cases of drugs-in-sports – with a track record not worth bragging about," the Huffington Post wrote.
Patch wants to know: was the trial worth it? Or was the Rocket's innocence a sure-shot from the start, and the court-room antics simply posturing?