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Baseball Star Clemens Fights Double Jeopardy

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Roger Clemens is asking a judge to dismiss his indictment on charges of lying.

Roger Clemens - the former UT-Austin, Boston Red Sox and New York Yankee star, is requesting a judge get rid of his indictment on charges of lying to Congress to prevent him from being tried twice. 

Clemens' trial ended two weeks ago in a mistrial of on the second day of testimony. Clemens says a new trial would be a violation of his constitutional right of facing the same charge twice. He is accused of lying about using performance-enhancing drugs to a House Committee. 

Clemens' lawyers say the prosecutors' discovery that a teammate told his wife that Clemens admitted to using drugs "was no accident." His lawyers say that the prosecutors disregarded the judge's order against using her testimony to create a mistrial because their case wasn't going well.

Kelsey Johnson is a summer intern with KUT news. She is a recent graduate from the University of Oregon School of Journalism and Communications with an emphasis in electronic media.