Jurors to hear closing arguments in Clemens case

June 11, 2012 - 8:05 PM
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Former Major League Baseball pitcher Roger Clemens, accompanied by his attorney Rusty Hardin, left, arrives at federal court in Washington, Monday, June 11, 2012, for his perjury trial. (AP Photo/Haraz N. Ghanbari)

WASHINGTON (AP) — After eight weeks, jurors will finally hear closing arguments in the Roger Clemens perjury trial Tuesday. They're expected to begin deliberations later in the day.

Jurors will have to digest and process 46 witnesses and 26 days of testimony.

On Monday, the defense made it official that Clemens would not take the stand. With the jury out of the room, Clemens came up to the podium, leaned in, and told the judge in a deep voice and Texas drawl: "Yes, sir, I am not testifying."

The former star baseball pitcher is on trial for allegedly lying to Congress when he denied using steroids or human growth hormone.