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Roger Clemens indicted for perjury

UPDATED: Federal authorities say Clemens lied to Congress about steroid use


Federal authorities have decided to indict Roger Clemens on charges of making false statements to Congress about his use of performance-enhancing drugs, according to two people who spoke with the New York Times. The indictment comes nearly two and half years after Clemens and his former trainer Brian McNamee testified under oath at a hearing before the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, directly contradicting each other about whether Clemens had used the banned substances. The committee held the hearing in February 2008, just two months after McNamee first tied Clemens to the use of the substances in George J. Mitchell’s report on the use of performance-enhancing drugs in baseball.

UPDATE: Clemens is facing three counts of making false statements and two counts of perjury in connection with his February 2008 testimony.

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Roger Clemens indicted for perjury

  1. Now I know what we can do with larger prisons, we can lock-up everyone who lies to a parliamentary committee.

  2. Well, I guess that's one way to turn cheating in sports into a federal crime.

    I wonder what Bill Clinton thinks about this one? LOL

  3. I had blessedly forgotten that Congress had felt it essential to grandstand get to the bottom of this most crucial federal government issue. I am delighted to be reminded of it, for it then helps remind me that the USA has not, over the last few years, been bothered by armed conflict, the threat of theologically-stoked fundamentalist terror, or a very painful bubble-bursting recession. Good news all around.

  4. Watch the documentary, "Bigger, Faster, Stronger" about steroid use in US athletics. I found it very interesting and informative how it discloses the double standard the American government is applying to steroid use.