A prosecution witness told jurors that Roger Clemens DNA' showed up on two cotton balls and one needle allegedly used for a steroids injection of the famed pitcher. He then spent nearly the rest of Friday's court session fielding questions from lawyers for both sides and from jurors.
The jury seemed to realize this was a critical moment in the federal government's perjury case and sent a host of questions for U.S. District Judge Reggie Walton to ask the witness, Alan Keel of Forensic Science Associates. It took more than an hour just to handle their inquiries -- far more than the jury's questions for other witnesses.
The government had hoped to wrap up its case Friday, but the lengthy appearance by Keel made that impossible.