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Clemens indicted on perjury charges

Not a good day for the Rocket.

A federal grand jury on Thursday indicted seven-time Cy Young Award winner Roger Clemens for allegedly lying to Congress about using steroids and growth hormone.

Clemens faces charges of obstruction of Congress, making false statements and perjury.

The six-count grand jury indictment said that Clemens obstructed a congressional inquiry with 15 statements that he made under oath, including denials that he had ever used steroids or human growth hormone. The indictment alleged that he lied and committed perjury regarding the same matters.

I said some things in Clemens’ defense back at the time all this was happening, mostly because I hold the whole steroids witch hunt in such contempt, but he’s on his own now. Well, his and his lawyers’ own, anyway. The one thing I know for sure is that it will be a long time before I read anything written about him by anyone who has a Hall of Fame vote. If there’s anything I hold in more contempt than steroids madness, it’s the BBWA.

UPDATE: Thankfully, there’s still Allen Barra. And Tom is sensibly skeptical, too.

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One Comment

  1. Brad M. says:

    Clemens’ bloated ego lead him to think he could say whatever he wanted to whoever he wantd and get away with it.

    What a knucklehead.