A federal grand jury indicted former baseball great Roger Clemens on charges of making false statements to Congress about his use of performance-enhancing drugs. The indictment charges Clemens with one count of obstruction of Congress, three counts of making false statements and two counts of perjury in connection with his February 2008 testimony before the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. If convicted, he faces 15 to 21 months in prison.

In February 2008, Clemens, the seven-time Cy Young Award winner who pitched for the Boston Red Sox, Toronto Blue Jays, New York Yankees and Houston Astros, and Brian McNamee, his former trainer, contradicted one another in testimony about whether Clemens had used banned substances.

McNamee gave federal investigators syringes, gauze pads and other items that he claimed he used to inject Clemens, and stored in a FedEx box in his basement. Clemens and his defense team have long challenged McNamee’s credibility, saying the former trainer has lied about the pitcher’s alleged drug use, and may have cooked up the evidence. –ANDREW BANKIN


  • ngarun
    ngarun on

    Seriously? What does George W. Bush get for lying about "weapons of mass destruction"?

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