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OmahaBlueDog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-20-10 02:16 AM
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38. Roger Clemens indicted in steroid case
Source: AP via Yahoo

WASHINGTON (AP)Roger Clemens was vehement: Let me be clear. I have never taken steroids or HGH, he told a House committee in 2008. Now, instead of the Hall of Fame, baseballs seven-time Cy Young winner could go to prison after being indicted by a federal grand jury Thursday for allegedly lying to Congress.

The case writes a new chapter in one of baseballs worst scandals, the rampant use of performance-enhancing drugs in the 1990s and early 2000s, and leaves Clemens legacy in jeopardy.

The six-count indictment alleges that Clemens obstructed a congressional inquiry with 15 different statements made under oath, including denials that he had ever used steroids or human growth hormone.

Former Rep. Tom Davis of Virginia, the top Republican on the House panel at the time of Clemens testimony, called it a self-inflicted wound.


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