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McNamee's Opening Statement: "I told the truth"

Brian McNamee's attorneys have released the opening statement he will read in the moments to come. Here are a few pieces of it, and the bolding and underlining seen here is in the copy that sits beside me:

"I was, unfortunately, part of that problem. I want to be clear that what I did was wrong. I want to apologize to the committee, and to the American people for my conduct. I have helped taint our national pastime. I hope that my testimony here today allows me, in some small way, to be part of the solution."

He will go on to say:

"Make no mistake: When I told Senator Mitchell that I injected performance enhancing drugs, I told the truth. Andy Pettittee - who I know to be honest and decent - has since confirmed this.

"Make no mistake: When I told Senator Mitchell that I injected Chuck Knoblauch with performance enhancing drugs, I told the truth. Chuck Knoblauch, I believe, will confirm this as well.

"And make no mistake: When I told Senator Mitchell that I injected Roger Clemens with performance enhancing drugs, I told the truth. I told the truth about steroids and human growth hormone. I injected thos drugs into the body of Roger Clemens at his direction. Unfortunately Roger has denied this and has led a full court attack on my credibility. And let me be clear, despite Roger Clemens's statements to the contrary, I never injected Roger Clemens - or anyone else - with lidocaine or B12.

"I have no reason to lie, and every reason not to. If I do lie I will be prosecuted."

By Barry Svrluga  |  February 13, 2008; 10:33 AM ET
 
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