Second Roger Clemens Juror Sent Home For Sleeping
For the second time, a juror has been sent home for nodding off at the Roger Clemens trial. On Tuesday, Judge Reggie Walton excused a female juror he said was “obviously sleeping … for an extended period,” during the trial.
That leaves 14 of the original 16 jurors, 12 of whom will determine a verdict and two alternates. A male juror had previously been sent home for snoozing in court.
Defendant Roger Clemens, facing perjury charges, had no such difficulty maintaining his attention, at times taking notes during Tuesday’s session with his former strength trainer Brian McNamee testifying in U.S. District Court.
In a separate episode judge Walton’s phone rang, ironically court officials have warned trial attendees not to have phones in the courtroom as well as the press corps being warned if the sight of a cell phone they would be confiscated.
“My daughter (calling),” Walton said sheepishly after glancing at his phone.