Country singer Mindy McCready has confirmed a New York Daily News story that stated she and baseball pitcher Roger Clemens carried on an affair for over a decade.
McCready said in a statement that she "cannot refute anything in the story" the Daily News broke on April 29. The article claimed that the country singer first met Clemens when she was a 15-year-old singing in a karaoke bar in Florida. The paper also reports that Clemens sent McCready money when the singer's legal woes resulted in her filing for bankruptcy.
Clemens vehemently denied the initial report, which came to light as part of the ongoing defamation suit/feud between the pitcher and his former friend/trainer Brian McNamee. McNamee was the source of information that put Clemens' name in baseball's Mitchell Report as a user of steroids.
ESPN reported the story, with many of the analysts believing this latest revelation will cause Clemens to drop the defamation suit, since the affair can be used to establish "character" flaws against Clemens.
McCready, after years of drug and legal problems including time in jail, is working on a comeback album and a reality show. Clemens, a seven-time Cy Young award-winning pitcher, is currently unsigned by any major league team.