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Clemens wants to speak at convention

Clemens wants to make speech

HOUSTON -- The Texas High School Baseball Coaches Association met on Tuesday to discuss Roger Clemens' scheduled appearance at a convention next month, but the group concluded that it will need more time before a final decision is made.

Clemens is scheduled to be the keynote speaker at a Jan. 12 convention in Waco, with the topic focusing on Clemens' workout routine and how he played so long in the Major Leagues.

The association was considering canceling the appearance, but as of Tuesday, they're still pondering the issue.

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"We feel we need more time to digest the information before we can make a decision," Brenham head coach Jim Long said. "Right now, he is scheduled to come."

Humble High School head coach David Sitton, the THSBCA president, spoke with Clemens on Tuesday.

"Roger said he still wants to come," Long said.

After learning that Clemens made a public statement denying all allegations regarding steroid use, Long and his associates decided they need more time to review the situation. They will probably make a final call when they meet for a national convention scheduled for Jan. 3-5.

"We'll look at information from today," Long said. "We'll see if anything comes out in the next couple days."

Alyson Footer is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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