If the illusion is not dispelled, then it remains. I haven't been paying a whole ton of attention to all this steroid stuff; its too pathetic to fathom. If a person is not taking steroids, then they will come out and say, "I did not take steroids." However, if they have to get sat down and confronted by a federal jury or whatever it is, then clearly they have committed the act. For if such act had not been committed, then the person that it is believed to have committed the act would dispel the illusion and rumors.
I believe Curt Schilling said something along these lines about Bonds sometime last year.
And yes, I agree, Mcnamee is an idiot. Whether or not he did inject Clemens does not matter.
I think the issue is that Clemens is that one of the best pitchers of our time may have taken performance enhancing drugs. If he did, then what does that say about the rest of our league, honestly? I am not trying to attack you directly or anything, but you seem to be a Clemens fan based on the context of your post. But take an unbiased approach to this. Now what does it look like?
Granted, yes, Mcnamee is kinda foolish for thinking that he can call a federal offense and a felony an "opinion." I don't really get his logic on that one.