The verdict is in and Roger Clemens has been acquitted.
The jury just returned a verdict in the case this afternoon.
The former New York Yankee, who won over 350 games and struck out more than 4,600 batters over the course of his 24-year MLB career, was found not guilty of lying to Congress about his use of performance-enhancing drugs.
Clemens had been charged with perjury, making false statements, and obstruction of Congress. He could have faced 15 to 21 months in prison had he been convicted on every charge.
“Mr. Clemens,” Judge Reggie Walton said after the verdict was read aloud in court, “you are free to go.”
The jury of eight women and four men deliberated for roughly 11 hours in U.S. District Court.
The trial, which began on April 16, was in its 10th week and included 26 days of testimony by 46 witnesses.
The case was U.S. v. Clemens, 1:10-cr-00223, U.S. District Court, District of Columbia.