As long as there are no positive drug tests or other kinds of proof, such as pictures of him taking steroids, Clemens can claim he didn't take any performance enhancing drugs. The statements in the Mitchell report will be nothing but hearsay and Clemens will be clear.
Bonds has been doing the same thing for years. "I have never failed a drug test," he has said over and over, yet everyone knows he took the drugs.
We have known for years that Clemens was on steroids. He was throwing 95 mph fastballs into his 40's while guys like Greg Maddux watched their fastballs plummet in velocity as fast as their guts plummeted over their belts.
I think it is disgraceful that Clemens took so much money last season (he was earning nearly a million per start) to pitch miserably mediocre and do nothing for the Yankees in terms of helping them to the championship. He should be ashamed of himself. Steroids helped him earn that money. Cheating helped him to look like a younger, stronger athlete than he really was.
Some other players are now coming out and admitting they took steroids, sort of. They say they only took them once or twice or they only took it when they were hurt. Most likely those are all lies, and even if they are telling the truth, once or twice does not make it right.
The Mitchell report really told us nothing new. It is clear that many players were on steroids of some sort, which means they cheated. I believe there are some honest players out there that didn't cheat. The sad thing is, we can't be sure which ones they are.