“Did Roger Clemens use “PE”DOTTUBHA*?,” however is not such a question, however. The answer is a matter of fact, not opinion. If one person answers that question in the affirmative while a second person says “no,” one of them has to be wrong. Therefore, when Heyman says “opinion,” he really means “belief.” And his belief in this sense is grounded on shaky evidence, at best.
But oh, the trial. You’ll notice again how Heyman conveniently conflates his language when describing Brian McNamee, Clemens’ accuser, by declaring that the jury “didn’t like” him (which is mighty generous of Heyman, considering that McNamee is an admitted drug trafficker who’s been accused of rape and all) rather than that the jury didn’t find him to be a credible witness against Clemens. I can certainly understand how Heyman could mistake the two, but in the context of a criminal trial, it’s a non-trivial distinction.
Heyman saves his biggest howler for his finish, however:
Everyone who’s followed this at all thinks George Mitchell got it right, and Clemens juiced with the worst of ‘em.…