clemens-mcnamee-steroidsBrian McNamee, Roger Clemens’ former personal trainer, has filed a counter suit against the controversial slugger.

The New York Post reported that McNamee is seeking $10 million in his defamation suit against his former employer, claiming Clemens had libeled and slandered him subsequent to the release of the Mitchell Report. In said report, McNamee revealed he regularly injected the former New York Yankees pitcher with anabolic steroids and human growth hormone.

McNamee, a former New York police officer, later testified at the 2008 United States Congressional hearing in connection with the Mitchell Report.

In January this year, Clemens filed a defamation suit against McNamee refuting the doping allegations of his former trainer.

Last week, McNamees’ lawyers filed a case in Texas wherein they state that their client had been forced to talk to investigators, leaving him no choice but to cooperate. Assistant US Attorney Matthew Parrella supported McNamee’s claim which could make McNamee immune from defamation suit.

Meanwhile, Lara Hollingsworth, one of Clemens’ attorneys, said McNamee should not be immune from the defamation suit.

“(McNamee) was not under court order, he was not under legal compulsion. He talked to Senator Mitchell because it was to his benefit to do so,” Hollingsworth said.

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