McNamee’s legal team say they will fight back after Roger Clemens played a taped personal phone call betweent he pitcher and his former trainer.
The National Post report that McNamee’s attorneys told the New York Daily News the conversation – recorded Friday night – was supposed to be a “man-to-man talk”, but instead Clemens used the tape to try and prove his innocence to the media.
“What does (Clemens) do, he calls him back with his lawyer in the room and a tape recorder going,” McNamee’s attorney Richard Emery told the Daily News Monday night. “He wants to play that game, he’s going to get buried. I have no compunction about putting him in jail.
“This is war.”
McNamee’s lawyers said that the former trainer contacted Clemens because his ill 10-year-old son might have his spirits heightened by a phone call from his favorite player. Instead, Clemens used McNamee’s vulnerability to attack him, the legal team said.