Thursday, January 10, 2013
Mike Attanasio (Cooley LLP) and Rusty Hardin (Rusty Hardin and Associates) were the opening speakers at the NACDL White Collar Criminal Defense College at Stetson.And, of course, they were spectacular in their discussion of their successful representation of Roger Clemens. The timing of this event was appropriate as it came the day that the Baseball Writers' Association of America failed to vote Roger Clemens into the Hall of Fame. (see here)
It really is sad to see the Baseball Writers' Association of America turning their heads at our judicial system, a system that found Roger Clemens not guilty of the crimes charged by the government. Clemens could have easily taken the 5th Amendment and never faced these charges. Instead, he did what innocent folks do - he believed in the judicial system and fought back. To now have the Baseball Writers' Association of America disregard this verdict is sad to see.