With legal bills mounting, lawsuits pending and his professional future uncertain, Brian McNamee, former trainer to the stars, is very clear on at least one aspect of his life:
He wants no part of any gifts from a man who calls him a liar.
McNamee has 50 to 60 signed pieces of memorabilia - photos, baseballs, hats and jerseys - given to him by Roger Clemens, his former client. Clemens has spent the last three months assailing his character - basically since McNamee stated in the Mitchell Report that he injected Clemens with performance-enhancing drugs. Six weeks after his nationally televised congressional showdown with Clemens, McNamee has turned over the entire collection to Phil Castinetti, owner of Sportsworld in Saugus, Mass., one of the biggest sports-memorabilia dealers in New England.
McNamee is also selling other items signed by Jose Canseco, Andy Pettitte and Jason Grimsley.
“He was going to throw this stuff away,” said Castinetti, who has already begun listing the items on eBay and believes the pieces could generate up to $75,000 in all. “Because of the hard feelings between him and Clemens, he wanted nothing to do with it.”
Wednesday, April 2, 2008
by Bronx Liaison
Brian McNamee is selling all of his Roger Clemens related paraphernalia. No word on how much the deca-durabolin vials and blood-encrusted needles fetched: