Monday, February 11, 2008
ESPN the Weekend is always a watershed moment in the year for the Leader. As cheesy as the idea seems, the event is pretty packed with stars and it gives fans a ton of access to their idols. Roger Clemens was scheduled to attend the event, but all signs pointed to him skipping out on the weekend. Well that's not the case at all. Roger will be there front and center.....
Even as the controversy surrounding Roger Clemens intensifies, the pitcher plans to attend an ESPN-sponsored event at Disney World later this month. Representatives for Clemens late last week informed ESPN that he will stick to his scheduled promotional appearance over the weekend of Feb. 29-March 2.Nevermind the fact that ESPN is sticking with an alleged steroid user as a main draw, but isn't it odd that Clemens would even decide to attend after taking a giant beating from the "Leader's" reporters over the past month? Also, ESPN was supposed to have pulled the commercial with Clemens on the Roller Coaster, but they never actually did, and now he's still heading to Florida at the end of the month...
Clemens was scheduled to serve as a top draw at "ESPN The Weekend" before the Mitchell Report was released in December that alleged he had used steroids multiple times--and the network began running an on-air spot promoting it. But the day the report came out, ESPN pulled the humorous ad, citing Clemens' role in a controversial news story.
"Each decision was an independent decision and there are different factors that go into each ... in the case of him attending, we're obviously interested in having him and he's expressed that he's interested in attending," said ESPN's Josh Krulewitz, who declined to offer more details.
It's a really odd decision from both parties if you ask me.
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