Country singer Mindy McCready confirmed a ten year affair with embattled pitcher Roger Clemens.
"I cannot refute anything in the story," a tearful but resolute McCready told the Daily News, which broke the story at midnight Sunday.
The News reported that the two met in a Florida karaoke bar when McCready was a 15-year-old aspiring singer and Clemens was a 28-year-old ace for the Red Sox and a married father of two.
"Yes, I have known Roger Clemens for a long time," McCready said, reading from a prepared statement. "He's a kind and caring man. He's also a legendary athlete. The central topic in the debate, however, regards his professional life, not his personal life.
"There are legal matters working their way through the system that have nothing to do with me. From my point of view, that is where the focus should remain."
After the teenage McCready met Clemens at a Fort Myers bar called The Hired Hand, she returned with the Rocket to his hotel room, but there was no sex that night, sources told The News.
It wasn't until later, after McCready had moved to Nashville and become a country singing star, that the relationship turned intimate.
Contacted by the Daily News Sunday through his lawyer Rusty Hardin, Clemens confirmed a long-term relationship but denied that it was of a sexual nature.
"He flatly denies having had any kind of an inappropriate relationship with her," Hardin said. "He's considered her a close family friend. ... He has never had a sexual relationship with her."
Hardin said the Rocket's wife, Debbie, knew McCready and that the singer had traveled on his plane.
Hmm, honestly why would a 28 year old married man with kids want to have a relationship with a 15 year old? So she went to his hotel room, but there was no sex. The question is did they have sex at least once over that 10 year period? YEA!!!!!
He's telling the truth like his steroid use.