Clemens Lawsuit

HOUSTON (AP) - A judge in Houston is being asked to reconsider his order that dropped most of a defamation lawsuit filed by ex-Astro Roger Clemens against a former trainer.

Clemens has denied allegations of using performance-enhancing drugs.

U.S. District Judge Keith Ellison last month dismissed most of the former Houston pitcher's lawsuit against Brian McNamee.

Ellison ruled that statements McNamee made to major league baseball doping investigator George Mitchell were protected.

McNamee told federal agents, Mitchell and a U.S. House committee that he injected Clemens more than a dozen times with steroids and human growth hormone from 1998-2001.

In their latest argument, attorneys for Clemens challenged the decision to grant McNamee absolute immunity for statements he made to Mitchell.

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