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.
Read more about that story and others, plus check out videos, trivia and more, at Thursday's Morning Mashup.
Picard and Price give their predictions for SB50 later today.
Danny and Price react to the HOF class that was announced last night. They get into the names and legacies, especially a questionable one in Tony Dungy.
Boston Celtics stud Evan Turner joins the WEEI Celtics Podcast to reflect on the Celtics hot streak going into the All-Star break. Turner discussed how much he values being in a great situation in Boston and tries to get inside the life of Brad Stevens. First, Sam Packard and Jared Weiss chopped it up with Kyle Draper, covering the Celtics thrilling classic against Paul Pierce and the Los Angeles Clippers and broke down potential trade scenarios ahead of the deadline.
Trailing a big win by the Celtics over the Clippers, Paul Flannery of SB Nation calls in to talk everything Celtics.
Danny had just hit the air as it looked like the Celtics would drop a close game to the Cleveland Cavaliers, ride along as Danny goes on the emotional roller coaster of the final 7.5 seconds of the game
Jared Carrabis joins Mut Mutnansky to discuss concerns surrounding the Red Sox heading into Spring Training.
Red Sox reliever Matt Barnes joins Rob Bradford to discuss why he's now a relief pitcher, how important it is that he throws harder than most, lessons he learned from last season, and why his love for two very different restaurants in Cracker Barrel and Twin Peaks
This week the guys are joined by Ian Browne of MLB.com, they talk about Clay Buchholz and the impending opening of spring training
Ken Laird & DJ Bean discuss the LA Kings 9-2 win at TD Garden on Tuesday as former Bruin Milan Lucic was one of 9 different players to score during a 57-shot night for the Kings
DJ, Pete and Ken continue their discussion about the direction of the Bruins and how some of their moves are ambiguous and tough to figure out their thinking. Are they going for it all or rebuilding. Again, DJ appropriately calls it a "soft rebuild." They talk about acquiring Beleskey as well as Brett Connolly's recent play. Also, the boys talked with Arpon Basu about the spiraling Montreal Canadiens.
Robert Kraft on WCVB.
The top stories of the day as recounted by Kirk Minihane.
The top stories of the day as recounted by Minihane.
A caller to Mike Francesca duped The Pope into thinking that Oscar Robinson was #29 on the list (he was actually #11) which prompted Mike to go insane.
Patriot fans, as expected, begin to connect the dots in hopes of bringing the talented RB to Foxboro.
Lou did the crossover at 9:55 on Friday, which led to a fiery exchange between himself and Kirk Minihane. Lou tells the story and opines on the situation.
Dale, Michael and Jerry check in with our good friend John Buccigross and talk some NHL hockey.
Dale, Michael and Jerry open up the floodgates on a freestyle friday and talk about whatever you want.
Dale, Michael and Jerry discuss how good a fit former Bear Matt Forte would be in this Patriots offense.
Mikey, Mut, Lenny, and Lucy are talking Patriots, Red Sox, Presidents and a whole lot more.
Mikey and Mut are talking about free agent running back Matt Forte, and whether he would be a good fit for the Patriots.
Jared Carrabis joins Mut Mutnansky to discuss concerns surrounding the Red Sox heading into Spring Training
Kate Scott, of KNBR in San Francisco, joins Lucy to discuss women in sports radio, the Super Bowl, and how great it is to talk about sports for a living.