You’ve all heard about the alleged Mindy McCready – Roger Clemens extramarital affair, which McCready claims began when she was 15 and he was 28, but didn’t turn sexual until she was of age. Clemens has denied the relationship but prepared a written statement for reporters which he handed to the journos today.
Clemens, now a special instructor with the Houston Astros, handed reporters a written statement Monday at the team’s spring training camp in Kissimmee, Fla. It says he’d heard “she was trying to get peace and direction in her life.” The steroid disgraced pitcher said McCready and her manager/agent were “extremely nice” the “few times” he saw her.
Mindy McCready, who hit the top of the country charts before personal problems sidetracked her career, died Sunday in Arkansas in an apparent suicide. She was 37. The Cleburne County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release that McCready was found dead at a residence in Heber Springs; she suffered what appears to be a single, self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head.
It wasn’t the first suicide attempt for the troubled singer whose list of problems only continued to grow in 2013.
McCready entered court-ordered rehab earlier this month, after her father told a judge she was no longer taking care of herself or her children and was abusing drugs and alcohol. Her sons were then put in foster care, but it’s not clear where Zander and Zayne were at the time of McCready’s suicide.
McCready’s longtime boyfriend David Wilson, the father of her younger son, died last month in Arkansas. Authorities found his body on the same porch where they discovered McCready’s on Sunday, and his death also was investigated as a suicide.
McCready’s death follows her recent release from an inpatient rehab program and a petition filed by Tim McCready, her father, which articulated the serious issues in her life- alcoholism, prescription drug abuse, sleeping long hours and staying in bed all day.
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