Roger Clemens to Be Indicted for Perjury in Steroids Testimony

Retired pitcher Roger Clemens will be indicted for perjury for statements he made before Congress about doping, the New York Times reports:

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. After Mitchell released the report, Clemens launched an attack on McNamee, saying he made up the allegations.


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Eleanor Barkhorn is a former senior editor at The Atlantic.

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