Majority female jury selected for Roger Clemens trial

Ryan Hannable
July 13, 2011 - 6:38 am

An overwhelmingly female jury will decide whether Roger Clemens lied to Congress when he said he never used performance-enhancing drugs. The jury finally came together after four days of questioning by U.S. District Judge Reggie Walton and lawyers for both sides. The two sides threw out the maximum number of 20 people before the jury of 10 women and two men along with four alternates were seated. The jury includes a woman whose cousin is former outfielder Al Bumbry. He was a coach for the Red Sox when Clemens played for the team, but she didn't know about the connection to the defendant. The jury also includes a 22-year-old aspiring fashion designer who works two part-time jobs and takes care of her young daughter. It also includes an older woman who said her three-times-a-week dialysis treatments will not keep her from attending the trial.