Roger Clemens and Ross Grimsley will also be coming out of retirement to join Andy Pettitte in the Yankees’ rotation for the 2012 season as part of a group contract that will also require the Yankees to reinstate former trainer Brian McNamee and hire Kirk Radonski as Nutritional Supplement Coordinator.
All five appeared at a press conference, where, after refusing to be under oath, Pettitte, in an effort to mend fences with Clemens, said that he “re-remembered” that Clemens was referring to Mrs. Clemens, when discussing HGH injections.
Pettitte further clarified his affidavit, saying he mis-heard Clemens, confusing the words “I” and “me” with her name, “Debbie.”
Clemens and Pettitte also announced that they will both wear #21 as a tribute to each other.
The factual history of the connections between the three pitchers, McNamee and Radomski, is well-documented in Wiki-pedia:
“After the 2003 season, Pettitte left the Yankees, signing a 3-year, $31.5 million contract with the Houston Astros” href=”http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Houston_Astros” rel=”nofollow” target=”_blank”>Houston Astros. He switched his uniform number to #21, in honor of Roger Clemens, who previously wore that number in Boston and Toronto.
Ross Grimsley had told investigators that he got amphetamines, anabolic steroids, and human growth hormone (HGH) from someone (later named as Kirk Radomski) recommended to him by former Yankees trainer Brian McNamee, who is a personal strength coach for Clemens and Pettitte.
In [an] affidavit Pettitte unequivocally recalled being told by former Yankees teammate Roger Clemens in 1999 or 2000 that Clemens had recently received injections of HGH. Clemens claimed during the noted hearing that Pettitte “misremembered” Clemens’s 1999/2000 HGH remark, alleging that what Pettitte really heard was Clemens’s reporting of his wife’s use of HGH at that time, though earlier during this same hearing Clemens denied knowing of any use of HGH by his wife. McNamee corroborated Pettitte’s recollection of events.”