|Roger Clemens: AP|
Baseball great Roger Clemens was indicted Thursday by a federal grand jury on six counts of obstruction of Congress, making false statements and perjury during his 2008 appearance before a House committee on steroid use in baseball.
Clemens, a seven-time Cy Young Award winner, vehemently denied using steroids or human growth hormone when testifying before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee in February 2008.
His appearance followed the release two months earlier of a report by former Sen. George Mitchell (D-Maine) on the use of steroids and other “performance-enhancing drugs” by baseball players. The Mitchell report said the pitcher used steroids and human growth hormone in 1998 and 2000-01 while a member of the Toronto Blue Jays and New York Yankees.
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