Baseball great Roger Clemens is celebrating his freedom but preparing for another jury: the Baseball Hall of Fame voters.
Yesterday, the pitching legend was found not guilty of all charges in a perjury and obstruction case resulting from his testimony in front of Congress. Outside court, a normally tough Clemens was choked up.
The trial dragged on for 10 weeks but the case actually dates back to 2008, when Congress claimed Clemens lied under oathy about using steroids. Clemens was never charged with taking performance enhancing drugs.
The question on everyone's minds this morning: Will Clemens make it into the Hall of Fame?
Mike Greenberg and Mike Golic, hosts of ESPN's "Mike and Mike in the Morning," talk with Soledad on "Starting Point" about the pitcher's chances now that he has been found not guilty. According to Greenberg, the damage to his reputation after the trial may be hard to overcome.
"It is the court of public opinion," Greenberg says. "I don't think is going to change much on him as far as their thoughts of him using performance enhancing drugs, and the ultimate test will be the hall of fame. These writers have kind of made the decision if you're touched with PEDs [performance enhancing drugs], even if you haven't been proved to use them, you're not getting into the hall of fame. I completely disagree with that train of thought. If you have numbers to be in the hall of fame, you should be in the hall of fame."
Watch part of the interview in the clip above.