Legendary pitcher Roger Clemens was indicted by federal authorities today on charges he allegedly lied to Congress during his 2008 testimony about performance enhancing drugs in baseball. According to the New York Times, which first broke the story, "Clemens faces a maximum sentence of 30 years in prison and a $1.5 million fine, but under the current sentencing guidelines, a conviction would likely bring 15-21 months." Twitter was hardly sympathetic:
The Washington Post's Aaron Blake got in the undisputed best line of the day
Roger Clemens to be indicted for perjury. First Blago, now his MLB equivalent.
Sports Illustrated's Joe Posnanski awaited Clemens' counter-move
Maybe now Clemens can demand a congressional hearing called so he can deny lying to the last congressional hearing.
CNBC sports business reporter Darren Rovell channeled the thinking of the average Hall of Fame voter
Eligible for HOF Class of '13: Clemens, Bonds Sosa. I'm thinking it's Rondell White & Royce Clayton getting in.
Newsday baseball writer Ken Davidoff refused to get too worked up...
The Clemens indictment means HE'S GOING DOWN!!! After all, Barry Bonds...oh, wait.
...while Yahoo's Kevin Kaduk dreamed of a brave new world.
If the Barry Bonds perjury timeline is any indication, Roger Clemens will stand trial a few years after we colonize Mars.
"Parks and Recreation" creator Michael Shur mourned the end of an era.
Seems like Roger Clemens is in the twilight of his "not-in-jail" career. http://es.pn/boRvZT
Twitter's most infamous old-time ballplayer offered historical context.
In my day, lying to Congress was viewed as a rite of passage.
ABC's John Berman displayed a rare gift for understatement.
I was in the hearing room for Clemens testimony....a surreal experience.
NBC's Chuck Todd had a question on a completely unrelated matter
Isn't it amazing how this year and last year in baseball, we haven't seen anyone over 35 have a career year. Wonder why? #testing
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