WASHINGTON - Prosecutors said they might call former baseball players Barry Bonds and Jose Canseco, and current baseball commissioner Bud Selig and New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman, as witnesses in the Roger Clemens perjury case. The defense said it might call former Clemens teammates Paul O'Neill, Jorge Posada and Mike Stanton, and baseball writer Peter Gammons.
Those were among the more than 100 potential witnesses read on the first day of jury selection in Clemens' new trial, with a larger prosecution team taking on the famed pitcher following last year's embarrassing mistrial. The government will again try to prove Clemens lied to Congress when he said he never used performance-enhancing drugs.
The legendary former pitcher, who famously reveled in staring down hitters, will face a prosecution lineup of five lawyers - more than double the two from the first trial.
Last July, U.S. District Judge Reggie Walton declared a mistrial on only the second day of testimony, after prosecutors showed jurors evidence that had been ruled inadmissible. Walton also will preside over the new trial, which is expected to last four to six weeks.
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