Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Houston Charity Tourney Cuts Ties with Clemens

With his reputation in flames due to steroids accusations, an investigation by Major League Baseball, and a possible perjury investigation - not to mention an unrelated scandal involving country music singer Mindy McCready - baseball superstar Roger Clemens was recently asked not to take part in a Houston charity golf tournament with which he's been association for several year. Yahoo Sports reports:

Roger Clemens has been asked to end his involvement with a charity golf tournament he has hosted for four years as the fallout from the Mitchell Report continues to haunt the seven-time Cy Young award winner, the Daily News reported in Wednesday’s edition.

Although Clemens helped raise millions of dollars for charities associated with the event, the Giff Nielsen Day of Golf for Kids was held Nov. 11 at Houston’s Shadow Hawk Golf Club without him.

"Roger Clemens is no longer affiliated with the tournament," said Nielsen, a Houston broadcaster. "We decided we would go our separate ways until his off-field stuff is settled.

"I approached him, and as we talked, we reached a mutual agreement that we would put our relationship on hold. He was good about it. He said 'I agree with the decision.' "

Clemens is a golf nut and has long been involved in charity golf outings. (And Nielsen, of course, isn't just a "Houston broadcaster," but the former quarterback of the Houston Oilers, and a College Football Hall of Fame member.)


  1. A sad day for golf, The charities and sports in general when an icon like Roger goes down.

  2. It's good to see that there are limits for personal behavior even for famous athletes.


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