No more tweets from Roger Clemens -- at least, none that mention his perjury case.
U.S. District Court Judge Reggie Walton issued a gag order Monday that prevents Clemens, potential witnesses and lawyers "from making any future statements about this case to the media or in a public setting outside the courtroom that are substantially likely to have a materially prejudicial effect on this case."
A six-count indictment against Clemens was unsealed by prosecutors in Washington on Thursday. Prosecutors allege Clemens perjured himself and obstructed justice when he denied using performance-enhancing drugs to members of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform along with the committee's staff in February 2008.
Hours after the felony charges were announced, Clemens went to Twitter to reiterate that he had never used steroids or human growth hormone. His lawyer, Rusty Hardin, held a news conference in Houston where he said he thought the government was wrong to bring the indictment and he looks forward to proving as much in court.
Lawyers for Brian McNamee, Clemens' former friend and personal trainer who said he provided performance-enhancing drugs to Clemens, spoke with FanHouse and other news outlets. The U.S. Attorney's Office has been mum outside of issuing the initial news release to announce the charges.
No arraignment date has been set as of Monday evening. Clemens could be fined as much as $1.5 million and could serve as many as 21 months if he's convicted on all counts.