Roger Clemens has been acquitted on all charges of perjury after a jury found Monday he did not lie to Congress about using performance enhancing drugs.
The jury deliberated a total of about 10 hours following a 10-week trial. The decision brings an end to a saga that included an expensive, five-year investigation of a pitcher who has been considered one of baseball's best of all-time.
Clemens had been charged with perjury, making false statements and obstructing Congress in 2008 by denying ever using steroids or human growth hormone during testimony at a deposition and at a nationally televised hearing.
The obstruction count included 13 alleged lies that were included on a complex verdict sheet given to the jurors when they held their first 15 minutes of deliberations late Tuesday afternoon.