Longtime New York Yankees ace Andy Pettitte is in the news again, and not because he's about to make his 2012 debut.
Pettitte finds himself making headlines today because he admitted at the Roger Clemens trial that he may have misinterpreted what his old teammate had to say in a past conversation about performance-enhancing drugs (PEDs).
According to the USA Today, Pettitte conceded that there is at least a "50-50" chance he may have misunderstood Clemens when they spoke back in 1999 or 2000. This comes after Pettitte previously led everyone to believe Clemens had in fact used human growth hormones.
By admitting he's not 100 percent sure of what he heard, Pettitte may have just let Clemens off the hook.
Pettitte himself is a former PED user, having admitted to taking HGH in 2002 and 2004. But instead of reacting with outrage, as Clemens' own PED connections were met, most baseball fans saw it fit to give Pettitte a free pass.
And he's not the only PED user to get a free pass from fans. Here's a look back at a few juicers who managed to remain in good graces despite their shady dealings.