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Roger Clemens indicted for perjury

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

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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.

New York Times

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