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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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  -Former Baseball Great Roger Clemens to Be Indicted for Perjury: Report sabra  Aug-19-10 12:03 PM   #0 
  - Will he plead for Clemens-cy?  damntexdem   Aug-19-10 12:10 PM   #1 
  - wah-wah-wah-waaaaaahhh...  Roland99   Aug-19-10 12:11 PM   #3 
  - +1  smiley   Aug-19-10 03:50 PM   #31 
  - My wife laughed her.... out loud when I read that to her  underpants   Aug-19-10 06:49 PM   #34 
  - If it was Patrick Fitzgerald, we would still be waiting for the indictment in 2020.  madinmaryland   Aug-19-10 12:10 PM   #2 
  - Only if he was a Republican.  watrwefitinfor   Aug-19-10 01:03 PM   #14 
  - on charges of making false statements to Congress  DJ13   Aug-19-10 12:13 PM   #4 
  - Justice is a damn fine use of taxpayer money. You're right that more is needed. n/t  metapunditedgy   Aug-19-10 12:15 PM   #5 
  - How come no charges for when Congress lies to us?  Dr.Phool   Aug-19-10 02:17 PM   #23 
     - Remember when Orrin Hatch said,  Downwinder   Aug-19-10 02:29 PM   #24 
  - Former? I thought he was still playing.  WheelWalker   Aug-19-10 12:26 PM   #6 
  - No No, they are saying he is now formerly "great."  CBGLuthier   Aug-19-10 01:15 PM   #16 
     - +1  WheelWalker   Aug-19-10 03:18 PM   #26 
  - About time isn't it. Justice delayed is justice denied.  Historic NY   Aug-19-10 12:28 PM   #7 
  - It's always about the cover-up...  mike r   Aug-19-10 12:32 PM   #8 
  - Should have invoked his right to the McGwire defense...  Frisbee   Aug-19-10 12:33 PM   #9 
  - Isn't Bonds supposed to testify soon in his trial??? I wonder if this is a scare tactic to make  cbdo2007   Aug-19-10 12:39 PM   #10 
  - Who effin' cares? It's a manufactured tempest, made by people with more important responsibilities.  Psephos   Aug-19-10 12:42 PM   #11 
  - Exactly right.  Javaman   Aug-19-10 02:16 PM   #21 
  - +1000  Frank Cannon   Aug-20-10 05:49 AM   #45 
  - Perjury is nothing to sneeze at  wookie72   Aug-20-10 07:54 AM   #46 
  - Thank YOU!  smirkymonkey   Aug-20-10 09:59 AM   #51 
  - And war criminals go free. What a country. nt  Saturday   Aug-19-10 12:48 PM   #12 
  - +10,000,000,000 n/t KnR  Mnemosyne    Aug-19-10 04:11 PM   #32 
  - Bush lied to Congress to start a war in which hundreds of thousands have died, but that was OK.  NYC Liberal   Aug-19-10 01:00 PM   #13 
  - SO...  wookie72   Aug-20-10 07:55 AM   #47 
     - No, other way around.  NYC Liberal   Aug-21-10 02:22 AM   #53 
  - Let's distract the Sheeple, because they're beginning to notice they're being had and ripped off  brentspeak   Aug-19-10 01:14 PM   #15 
  - Boy, am I glad  Abq_Sarah   Aug-19-10 01:53 PM   #17 
  - I've never understood why people lie to Congress...or the police for that matter.  Xithras   Aug-19-10 02:00 PM   #18 
  - if you decline to answer, you will be cited for contempt of Congress.  provis99   Aug-19-10 03:38 PM   #30 
     - That's untrue. Many people have done it.  Xithras   Aug-19-10 05:28 PM   #33 
        - Yup -- Fifth Amendment  LostinVA   Aug-20-10 07:58 AM   #49 
  - The Government sets the example. If the Government is not truthful,  Downwinder   Aug-19-10 02:07 PM   #19 
  - And yet we are.  wookie72   Aug-20-10 07:57 AM   #48 
  - Wonder if he will pitch for the prison league?  Javaman   Aug-19-10 02:11 PM   #20 
  - What kind of shit BUSH league statement is that...n/t  Po_d Mainiac   Aug-19-10 02:42 PM   #25 
     - what does that even mean?  Javaman   Aug-19-10 03:23 PM   #27 
        - Common term for *minor leagues* n/t  Po_d Mainiac   Aug-19-10 03:25 PM   #28 
           - Thank you mr. obvious, but what does your post mean?  Javaman   Aug-19-10 03:26 PM   #29 
  - 8,000 war criminals running around. Corruption everywhere.  Dr.Phool   Aug-19-10 02:16 PM   #22 
  - And No BP Exec Has Been Charged With Anything  AndyTiedye   Aug-19-10 08:03 PM   #37 
  - Okay, I see we're all in agreement, here.  sofa king   Aug-19-10 07:26 PM   #35 
  - The Federal Government lies to us daily  Ter   Aug-19-10 07:39 PM   #36 
  - Roger Clemens indicted in steroid case  OmahaBlueDog   Aug-20-10 01:16 AM   #38 
  - I read about that today  texastoast   Aug-20-10 01:16 AM   #39 
  - I guess my question is why Clemens and not, for example, Palmeiro  OmahaBlueDog   Aug-20-10 01:16 AM   #40 
     - I guess it was that Clemens was so adamant  texastoast   Aug-20-10 01:16 AM   #41 
  - He did whaaaat?  Wilms   Aug-20-10 01:16 AM   #42 
  - So get off your ass and call Bugliosi  wookie72   Aug-20-10 07:59 AM   #50 
  - Bonds should be next.  demosincebirth   Aug-20-10 01:16 AM   #43 
  - Thank the GODS that Congress, et al are after the real criminals.  flvegan   Aug-20-10 01:16 AM   #44 
  - Lesson #1: don't ever talk to these congrass assholes that lie, cheat, and steal for a living.  pinniped   Aug-20-10 09:55 PM   #52 

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