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Clemens pleads not guilty to charge of lying to Congress

Baseball great maintains he never used performance-enhancing drugs


 

Seven-time Cy Young winner Roger Clemens pleaded not guilty Monday to charges of making false statements, perjury and obstruction of Congress when testifying about whether he used steroids or human growth hormone. Clemens first swore under oath to a House committee in 2008 that he has never used performance-enhancing drugs, but his former trainer and a former teammate both said Clemens told them he used steroids and HGH. If convicted, Clemens could face a US$1.5 million fine and up to 30 years in prison, though under U.S. sentencing guidelines he would probably face a sentence of no more than 15 to 21 months. U.S. District Judge Reggie Walton set an April 5 date for choosing a jury at the arraignment.

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Clemens pleads not guilty to charge of lying to Congress

  1. Clemens asked congress to hold a meeting with him and then told them a load of nonsense. That's blatant perjury. What an idiot! A liar. A cheat. A dirty player. And, with Mindy McCready, a pedophile.

    Roger Clemens told congress, that "Andy Pettitte and Brian McNamee misremembered"!! haha lol Yeah right!!! This dude is going to jail. David Segui misremembered too I suppose. Bullcr@p!!!! Dummy should have stayed home and kept his mouth shut as he didn't have to appear.

    Today Roger told the judge, not guilty. In other words "Andy Pettitte, Brian McNamee and David Segui misremembered your honor". That is one more lie that Roger told. When all your co defendants turn states witnesses on you it's time to take the deal Roger. Nobody believes you Roger and you are going to jail.

    • Yeah, but do you have any evidence?

      I personally think you are probably right, but you can't be convicted on a hunch–or at least it shouldn't happen. And while you have two he said's saying "he said" that's really hearsay isn't it?