Boston lawyer Harry Manion joined Mut and Merloni Thursday, saying the prosecution in Roger Clemens' perjury trial was "reckless" and "disrespectful" with their use of inadmissible evidence, leading to a mistrial. He added that he did not believe there would be another trial for Clemens due to double-jeopardy.
"Here's the question: Is the declaring of the mistrial while the defendant, Roger Clemens, is at jeopardy? In the law, that means he's at trial," Manion said. "Jeopardy is attached for the purpose of double-jeopardy … the constitutional concept that you cannot be be prosecuted twice for the same crime."
"I'm telling you, what you're going to be hearing over the next 24 hours [is] a motion from the defendant, [Clemens' attorney] Rusty Hardin saying, 'Jeopardy attached. You can't try him twice. It wasn't my fault. It the government's fault. Release him, and call this over.' If that's the...
Roger Clemens' perjury trial was declared a mistrial Thursday, as the prosecution's use of inadmissible evidence led U.S. District Judge Reggie Walton to take a recess and eventually make the decision on just the second day of the trial.
The jury was excused due to what Walton a "direct violation" of his orders when the prosecution played a video from Clemens' 2008 tesimony. According to ESPN's T.J. Quinn, the court has to decide whether Clemens can be retried or if doing so would be double-jeapordy.
Should there be another, a new jury would have to be selected. Walton called for a Sept. 2 hearing to revisit the case.
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It was a given that when Shaquille O'Neal retired from the NBA that he'd be a natural for television. TNT announced on Thursday that O'Neal has agreed to join the network and will appear as a full-time analyst on Inside the NBA with Ernie Johnson, Kenny Smith and Charles Barkley. Shaq will also get face time on NBA TV.
O'Neal retired from the NBA after 19 seasons. In his final season with the Celtics he averaged 9.2 points and 4.8 rebounds but played in only 37 games because of an Achilles injury.
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With the Timberwolves out of the mix, Celtics assistant Lawrence Frank is down to one final opportunity in his quest to get a head coaching job this offseason. According to ESPN's Marc Stein, the Pistons' search is down to him and former Hawks coach Mike Woodson.
Per Stein, Woodson is said to be the favorite of Joe Dumars, the president of basketball operations. But Frank apparently wowed new owner Tom Gores. A decision is expected soon.
Frank's status with the Celtics has not been finalized and there are rumors that the Knicks would be interested in bringing him on as a defensive assistant for Mike D'Antoni. In his one season with the C's, Frank oversaw a defense that maintained its elite status in the NBA.
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The Marlins, who plan to move into a baseball-only stadium in Miami next year, are closing the upper deck at Sun Life Stadium for all but two games the rest of 2011. The team, which ranks last in attendance in Major League Baseball at 17,101 per game, will open the seats for "Bark in the Park" night on Aug. 12, when fans can bring dogs to the game, and possibly for the Sept. 28 home finale.
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Jerod joins Glenn & Tanguay to talk about his impact plays vs Buffalo and looks ahead to the Patriots game in Denver.
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A quick game recap of Celtics 121-97 loss to the Atlanta Hawks.
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Red Sox Manager John Farrell joined the Hot Stove Show where he talked about how David Ortiz retirement is bittersweet, the outfield alignment for 2016, the Red Sox bullpen as it looks right now, and Hanley Ramirez off season training.
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DJ Bean and Ken Laird discuss the Bruins 3-2 OT win on Wednesday night in Detroit. Despite being outplayed for most of the game, Boston scored with less than two minutes left in regulation to tie the game 2-2 and went on for the OT victory.
DJ Bean and Ken Laird discuss the Bruins 4-3 shootout win over the Toronto Maple Leafs on Monday night at Air Canada Center.
DJ Bean and Ken Laird are live at TD Garden after the Bruins 2-0 win over Toronto on Saturday night. The guys discuss the first two-game home winning streak of the season and what it means.
The guys discuss the reports that the Sox are one of the teams most interested in free agent David Price and Chris compares shopping for an ace to shopping for ice cream.
Mike Florio previews Pats-Broncos & gives his thoughts on Terrell Owens possibly working out for the Pats.
Butch and Chris talk about the Pats possibly bringing in Terrell Owens for a workout & argue over if Danny Amendola should still be returning punts.
Glenn and Tanguay argue over how well Tom Brady throws the deep ball.
Tanguay is worried that Newton will win the MVP but he & Glenn backup Brady's case for the award.
Greg Dickerson, Andy Hart, and Tom E. Curran are joined by Michael Irvin to talk Patriots vs. Broncos and all things NFL
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Christian Arcand and Lenny Megliola discuss Tom Brady vs. Cam Newton for NFL MVP in a spirited hour of radio on the Planet Mikey Show
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Buck and Soog talk about Ronda Rousey's loss, the state of the UFC and favorite things about Thanksgiving.