We represented Roger Clemens in matters that developed from the Mitchell Report’s allegations of performance-enhancing substance abuse in major league baseball. The seven-time Cy Young Award winner was named in the report, based solely on accusations made by his former trainer. Mr. Clemens repeatedly and consistently denied these charges and presented credible evidence of the honesty, integrity, and hard work that made his historic career possible. Most recently we represented Mr. Clemens in the criminal case brought by the Department of Justice alleging that he committed perjury before Congress in consistently denying the charges found in the Mitchell Report. After an initial mistrial in that case, Mr. Clemens was found not guilty on all counts by a Washington D. C. jury after eight weeks of testimony. In addition we have represented the baseball legend in a civil defamation suit against his accuser, a civil defamation suit brought by his accuser, and other related hearings and investigations.
The former member of the Houston Rockets professional basketball team and member of the National Basketball Association’s Hall of Fame was charged with three counts of aggravated sexual assault of a child and three counts of indecency with a child. Mr. Murphy alleged that his accusers were motivated by money. After a five-week jury trial, the jury acquitted Mr. Murphy on all counts in a little more than two hours.
Former Houston Oilers quarterback and then Minnesota Vikings quarterback Warren Moon was charged with assaulting his wife Felicia during a domestic argument.
Though Mrs. Moon did not want to press charges, the state insisted on pursuing criminal charges and the case was tried for eight days before a Fort Bend County jury. The jury found Moon not guilty in less than 30 minutes.
Houston Rockets basketball player Steve Francis was charged with driving while intoxicated in Houston. Francis was found not guilty at trial.
Houston Rockets basketball head coach Rudy Tomjanovich was charged with driving while intoxicated in a Houston suburb. The case was dismissed four days after having been filed.
While a player for the New York Yankees, Wade Boggs was sued by a Continental Airlines flight attendant based on her allegation of verbal assault arising from an argument that she had with Mr. Boggs on a chartered team flight. During the course of the two-day civil trial, we were able to show that the plaintiff escalated the situation, did not report the incident for three weeks, missed no flight assignments, and needed no counseling or other care as a result. Believing there was no legitimate basis for the claim, the jury returned a verdict in favor of Mr. Boggs in less than five minutes.