NEW YORK (AP) Roger Clemens added a new claim of "intentional infliction of emotional distress" on Tuesday to his defamation suit against Brian McNamee.
The seven-time Cy Young Award winner said McNamee, his former personal trainer, was "malicious and grossly negligent" when McNamee told baseball investigator George Mitchell last year that Clemens had used steroids and human growth hormone. Clemens also said McNamee defamed him when he repeated his accusations to SI.com.
"McNamee's false accusations have accomplished their purpose of destroying Clemens' good reputation and making him the subject of scorn and ridicule throughout Texas," said the papers, submitted to the U.S. District Court in Houston.
Clemens asked for compensatory and punitive damages plus legal fees from McNamee, who has said he has little money.