Rodger Clemens has begun apologizing for “mistakes in his personal life” today. We all make mistakes. Sometimes, we lock ourselves out of the house in spring when the keys are in our coats. Sometimes, we weave a bit too much in traffic because we’re on a cellphone call we know we shouldn’t be on. And yes, sometimes we inadvertently spend a bit too much time warming up the ol’ bat in a fifteen year old’s dugout:
Roger Clemens apologized today for unspecified mistakes in his personal life but denied having an affair with a 15-year-old.
“Even though these articles contain many false accusations and mistakes, I need to say that I have made mistakes in my personal life for which I am sorry,” Clemens said in a statement issued by spokesman Patrick Dorton. “I have apologized to my family and apologize to my fans. Like everyone, I have flaws. I have sometimes made choices which have not been right.”
Exactly. We all have flaws and make bad choices. Though in Mr. Clemens’ defense, it should be pointed out that the fifteen year old in question was pumped full of performance enhancing drugs at the time and had the strength of ten teenie boppers.