With Roger Clemens' lawyers wrapping up his defense against charges of lying to Congress, Debbie Clemens took the witness stand late Thursday to recount the couple's whirlwind romance in to set the stage for expected testimony that she — and not her husband — used the human growth hormone delivered to their Houston home in Born Debra Lynn Godfrey, Mrs. Clemens recalled a hard scrabble upbringing by a single mother of modest means after her parents' divorce. She lived with her brother and mother in apartments until her junior year in high school and attended Houston Community College at night while working days. The Clemenses reconnected several years after briefly attending Houston's Spring Wood High School together when her family stopped by Clemens' home to drop off a stray cat that made her allergic. The couple talked for 45 minutes before embarking on a fast-paced courtship over 11 months that included Clemens' major league debut with the Boston Red Sox in May followed by their marriage that November.
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She said it happened on a whim, inspired by a newspaper article with the headline: "Boomers believe they've found a fountain of youth in a syringe. She said no one else was there. She said she didn't even tell her husband it was happening. In fact, she said her husband was away, even though the reason McNamee would have been staying at the Clemens' house would have been to train Roger Clemens. And, she said that when she told her husband about it later on the phone, she didn't have to tell him what human growth hormone -- HGH --was. Debbie Clemens was always going to be a risky witness for her husband, and that was the case today as the perjury trial of the former pitcher reached the end of its eighth week. The defense is expected to rest Monday, and the jury could perhaps begin deliberations on Tuesday afternoon.
Clemens' wife took HGH, trainer says
Brian McNamee told congressional investigators he injected Roger Clemens's wife with human growth hormone as she prepared for a Sports Illustrated swimsuit edition photo session five years ago, Newsday and the New York Daily News reported yesterday. McNamee testified during his Capitol Hill deposition Thursday that he injected Debbie Clemens at her husband's direction, the Daily News said on its website, citing an unidentified Washington source. Citing a source with knowledge of the testimony, Newsday reported that McNamee said he injected Debbie Clemens in the master bedroom of the Clemenses' Houston estate and that he also testified that Roger Clemens urged his wife to take HGH because it would be good for her career as a fitness expert. According to Newsday's source, McNamee said it took Clemens four days to convince his wife to take the drug, which is injected through the stomach, because Debbie Clemens was afraid of the effects.
Brian McNamee told congressional lawyers during his deposition Thursday that he injected Roger Clemens' wife, Debbie, with human growth hormone HGH in in the master bedroom of their Houston estate, according to a source with knowledge of McNamee's testimony. McNamee also testified that Roger Clemens pushed his wife to take HGH because it would be good for her career as a fitness guru. According to the source, McNamee said it took Clemens four days to convince her to take the drug, which is injected through the stomach, because Debbie Clemens was afraid of the effects. Debbie Clemens took HGH, McNamee testified according to the source, to prepare for a Sports Illustrated swimsuit photo shoot in which she stood over her husband wearing a bikini. Her Web site, cebbieclemens.