Country singer Mindy McCready confirmed a long-term affair with pitcher Roger Clemens on Monday. "I cannot refute anything in the story," a tearful but resolute McCready told the Daily News. The two met at a Florida karaoke bar when McCready was a 15-year-old and Clemens was a 28-year-old ballplayer with Boston. "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." Sources claim that the two did not engage in sex when they first met and that the relationship became physical when she later moved to Nashville.