NY Sports Dog: Ex-Congressman Warns Clemens

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Ex-Congressman Warns Clemens

After Miguel Tejada pled guilty to lying and misleading Congress about steroids, Roger Clemens received a stern warning from ex-Congressman Tom Davis, a Republican from Virginia.

"I think you need to cut your losses," said former Rep. Tom Davis, a Republican from Virginia and ex-chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. "Frankly, I think we'll see charges in the Clemens case and they will come around pretty quickly. Lying under oath is serious. It's not like A-Rod lying to Katie Couric in an interview. When you're under oath, you have to tell the truth."

Davis and Rep. Henry Waxman, D-Calif., who was chairman of the committee, asked Justice to investigate Clemens for possibly lying to Congress about the use of steroids in baseball

Davis made his comments on the same that day that Houston Astros shortstop and former American League MVP Miguel Tejada pleaded guilty to lying to Congress about the use of performance-enhancing drugs in baseball and admitting that he had bought human growth hormone but threw it out before using it.

"I don't think it bodes well for Roger," said Earl Ward, defense attorney for Brian McNamee, Clemens' former personal trainer who told federal investigators that he injected Clemens with steroids and HGH from 1998 through 2001, the New York Daily News reported. "How can they go after Barry Bonds and Miguel Tejada and not indict Roger Clemens?"

So it is all coming full circle now. Indictments, guilty pleas, tarnished images, and legends smashed forever.

You can read the full story from NBC here.

Thankfully the baseball season is upon us.
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1 comment:

Dave Singer said...

Editorial Note: If he is indicted, what are the chances he makes the HoF?

IMO the bellwether is McGwire...IF, and only IF, he makes it, will the other juicers follow.

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