It's hard to believe that it has been almost three years since some of baseball's most elite players were in front of Congress to speak on whether or not they were involved in any type of steroid usage thanks in part by Jose Canseco's "Juiced" book.
Since then, it seems that many players have failed to learn their lesson.
After the now infamous Mitchell report caused a stir when it was released last month, the question of its relevancy has surfaced thanks to one man who refuses to say he was involved - Roger Clemens.
Since his name was on the report more often than some of the other players, his name has been tarnished more than even Barry Bonds.
Bonds is probably thinking that he is off the hook since all of the media attention has shifted towards Clemens.
On Jan. 6, Clemens appeared on "60 Minutes." He was interviewed by Mike Wallace, arguably one of the most prestigious broadcast reporters ever. Wallace asked all the tough questions and Clemens did something that many baseball players fail to do, answer the questions.
What I saw from him was something I was actually relieved to see - anger.
The seven-time Cy Young Award winner was angry that he has already been pointed out as a guilty man.
He was at the point where he was about to lose his cool in front of Wallace. At the rate he was going, I was more worried that Wallace was going to get punched in the mouth.
But that's his job. He has to ask these questions because America wanted to hear from the horse's mouth.
Clemens said that his former trainer, Brian McNamee, had actually injected him with lidocane and vitamin B-12.
Here's where it gets interesting.
For Clemens to say that he was injected with these substances instead of saying he was not sure what it is, but it wasn't steroids, gained him some credibility.
It was such a huge shock for almost every sports fan, not just baseball, to see Clemens on that list.
What bothered me was that many people were saying that they were not surprised.
It was as if people were waiting to see him fall from grace.
Are you kidding me? This is one of baseball's best players ever. Not once did I suspect Clemens to be on anything.
When I saw his name on that report, I was floored.
This is a guy that I, as well as many baseball fans, looked up to. And now, because of this report, Clemens is automatically guilty by association.
Sure, there have been players on the report that have confessed to saying they were once involved in steroid usage, but Clemens maintains his innocence.
The best part of his interview on the show was when Wallace asked him why not take a lie detector test?
Clemens hit the nail on the head when he said he was not sure if it would work.
Just when you thought things could not get anymore complicated, his press conference from the day after the televised interview threw a massive curveball.
During the conference, a taped phone conversation was released that I think may have worked in Clemens' favorůsort of.
"What do you want me to do?" was the question repeated over and over again from McNamee during that conversation with Clemens.
It was a stirring question that makes me wonder if it was McNamee saying he was lying, or whether he was trying to say he told the truth and there was nothing he could do about it.
Either way, McNamee sounded like a scared little boy.
I really want to believe that Clemens has absolutely nothing to do with steroids.
Clemens is 45 years old. He says that he has trained hard his entire life so he could become the best pitcher he could be.
Look at Hall of Famer Nolan Ryan. This guy pitched until he was 47. I understand that back then steroids were not a major issue, but if he can continue to have decent outings close to his 50s, then why can't the same be said about Clemens?
Another thing that is irking me about this controversy are the comments made by Curt Schilling.
I know that he is strongly against steroids, and he has denied doing them.
Schilling was one of the names mentioned in Canseco's book. He claimed his innocence, and we let him slide. Why?
What makes Schilling that much more trustworthy than Clemens?
Schilling also automatically proclaimed that Clemens was guilty, saying that he should give back all of his Cy Young Awards.
Because this is printed report, I will refrain from what I REALLY want to say about Schilling's comments and just write that he sounds like a jerk.
Every time I hear Schilling speak about Clemens' accusations, I just wish I could go to where he is and smack him in his head.
He sounds like that annoying little brother that tattles on you because you got an extra cookie from the jar.
Bottom line - we don't know all the facts yet.
Those that think you know all the facts and are quick to judge are idiots.
Clemens said that nobody is giving him the benefit of the doubt, and he is absolutely right.
It must be the hardest thing in the world, being a public icon.
It makes you realize how fragile these people's lives are, knowing that you can easily be brought down at the drop of a hat.
I, for one, am pulling for Clemens to come off of this incident clean.