Mindy McCready Scandal: Roger Clemens Is a Scumbag

Andrew PalumboSenior Analyst IApril 28, 2008

Surely, Roger Clemens being called a scumbag is not news; instead, it's more common knowledge.

The man once known as "the Rocket", was blasted early this morning with allegations that he was involved in a decade-long affair with little-known country singer, Mindy McCready.

Does this make Roger a "scumbag"?  Sure.  But there's more...

When Roger began the affair with Ms. McCready he was 28 and she was just 15 years old!  Never one to screw-up at the level of normal human beings, Clemens has really gotten himself in a steaming heap this time.

The only things Americans seem to enjoy watching more than steroids hearings and one-time stars being publicly humiliated are the Dateline NBC specials, "To Catch a Predator" about pedophiles getting caught in the act by Chris Hansen.

If the allegations are true, public conversations will turn from "Should he be in Cooperstown" to "Let him be tricked out in prison for the rest of his life". 

Now, I don't claim to know for a fact whether or not Clemens is guilty of pedophilia, but the NY Daily News has claimed it has sources to back up this allegation. 

Personally, I wouldn't be surprised, but even scumbags like Roger Clemens deserve the right to defend themselves against attacks from less-than reputable "newspapers".  This is the reason that I titled this column "Roger Clemens is a Scumbag" and not "Roger Clemens is a Child Rapist". 

Regardless: I think we can all agree that, child rapist or not, Roger Clemens is—and always will be—a scumbag.

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