IF YOU DIDN'T BELIEVE Roger Clemens' first denial about his alleged steroid use, the seven-time Cy Young Award winner is at it again.

Clemens posted a video yesterday to pound home his innocence.

In the infamous George Mitchell report, former Blue Jays and Yankees strength coach Brian McNamee said he injected Clemens with steroids in 1998 when he was with Toronto, and in 2000 and 2001 while Clemens was with the Yanks. He also said he injected Clemens with HGH in 2000.

Said Clemens, in part, in his video: "Let me be clear, the answer is no. I did not use steroids, or

human growth hormone and I've never done so. I did not provide Brian McNamee with any drugs to inject in to my body. Brian

McNamee did not inject steroids or human growth hormones into my body either when I played in Toronto for the Blue Jays or the New York Yankees. This report is simply not true.

"After Christmas, I'm going to sit down with Mike Wallace of '60 Minutes,' and I'll do an

interview, and he'll ask me a ton of questions

on this subject, and I'll answer them right

there in front of him."

Nice gesture

Chiefs offensive lineman Kyle Turley will donate yesterday's $25,000 game check to Gridiron Greats, an organization that provides financial aid to retired NFL players who are in need.

Great idea from a guy who is best remembered for ripping off his helmet and heaving it in


Not again

Cardinal O'Hara High grad Kevin Jones certainly has had a tough time of it in the NFL since his stellar career at Virginia Tech.

He hurt his right knee yesterday, and Lions coach Rod Marinelli said, "It's pretty serious." Jones has been hampered by various injuries in his four seasons, including ankle, shoulder, thigh, elbow and foot problems. *

- Bob Cooney

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