Supreme Court won't revive Rogers Clemens' lawsuit

Former New York Yankees baseball pitcher Roger Clemens is sworn-in on Capitol Hill in Washington in 2008. (Roger Clemens)

June 28, 2011 7:26:00 AM PDT
The Supreme Court won't revive baseball star Roger Clemens' lawsuit against his former personal trainer for claiming he injected the pitcher with steroids and human growth hormones.

The high court on Tuesday refused to hear an appeal from Clemens, who has an upcoming perjury trial in Washington.

The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals threw out Clemens' defamation suit against Brian McNamee, saying a Texas federal court didn't have jurisdiction over Clemens' claims involving statements McNamee made in New York.

McNamee said in New York he had injected Clemens with steroids and HGH and repeated those allegations during an interview at his New York home to a writer for

Clemens has denied using performance-enhancing drugs. Prosecutors have accused Clemens of lying under oath to Congress.