Roger Clemens Appeal Fails

Roger Clemens lost his appeal to the 5th Circuit in New Orleans to revive his defamation lawsuit against Brian McNamee for the allegations made that he provided performance-enhancing drugs to Clemens. The 2-1 decision upheld U.S. District Judge Keith Ellison’s ruling that there is no jurisdiction in federal court in Texas for the lawsuit because the alleged defamation was in New York.

Clemens is certainly welcome to refile his case in New York. I’m betting that with the FBI investigation, he will be smart enough to leave well enough alone.