Thursday, August 19, 2010

Roger Clemens Perjury Charge

Formerly great (and very angry) pitcher Roger Clemens appears to be in some trouble with the law for his statements under oath regarding his steroid use. Clemens was an All Star for the Red Sox, Blue Jays, Yankees, and Astros and won over 330 games. But now it appears to be catching up to him after lying about the juice.

The indictment comes nearly two and half years after Clemens and his former trainer Brian McNameetestified 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. After Mitchell released the report, Clemens launched an attack on McNamee, saying he made up the allegations.


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Infidel de Manahatta said...

Well that's a shocker. Who'd a thunk it? Who'd thought that a man who got better and bigger as he got older was cheating?

Never lie to the Feds. Except when they deserve it of course.

J.W. said...

Although I do think that pro athletes need to be held accountable against the performance-enhancing drug ban, it still seems strange that Congress is the one dealing with it. It's not like they have other, more pressing matters to deal with that, such as unemployment, war, immigration, etc.

But I suppose that is besides the point, about the issue at hand. Clemens lied, he should be punished. As my mom used to always remind me with "oh what wicked webs we weave, when first we practice to deceive".