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Jury acquits former pitching star Roger Clemens

A jury on Monday acquitted Major League Baseball pitching great Roger Clemens of all six criminal charges against him in a trial to decide whether he lied to Congress about using performance-enhancing drugs.

Jurors deliberated for a total of about 10 hours before coming to a decision.

Clemens - one of the greatest pitchers in Major League Baseball history - was charged with one count of obstruction of Congress, three counts of making a false statement and two counts of perjury. He did not take the stand in his own defense during the two-month trial.

This was Clemens' second trial on federal charges of lying in 2008 to a congressional committee that was investigating drug use in baseball when he said he did not use performance-enhancing drugs. His first trial ended in a mistrial.

(Reporting By Lily Kuo; Editing by Jackie Frank)