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Headline: Roger Clemens and Trainer Face Off Over Steroids

A he-said-he-said show came to Capitol Hill this morning, when Roger Clemens and his ex-trainer Brian McNamee testified under oath before the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. Last December, the government’s Mitchell Report asserted that Clemens used performance enhancing drugs, an accusation that Clemens’ teammate and trainer back. The hearing was not impartial, as members of Congress are not bound to the rules of evidence or questioning.

In his opening statements, Roger Clemens, a legendary pitcher, reiterated that he never used steroids or any other type of illegal performance enhancing drugs. Ex-trainer McNamee, who sat very close to Clemens, testified that he injected Roger Clemens with performance-enhancing drugs more often than he had previously claimed.

Clemens’ former teammate, Andy Pettitte, was excused from the hearing, but still took center stage. His sworn affidavit stated that Clemens told him he used Human Growth Hormones (HGH) around 1999. Clemens said that he was talking about his wife’s use of human-growth hormone, not his own.

Clemens’ statements could potentially set off a Justice Department investigation that could lead to criminal prosecution. Somebody's not telling the truth!

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