Clemens Indicted on Federal Charges
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Former major league pitcher Roger Clemens has been indicted on multiple charges for allegedly lying to Congress about steroid use. According to court papers filed today in Washington, D.C., the 48-year-old was charged with a count of obstruction of Congress, false statements and perjury. Clemens testifed before the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform in February 2008 that he never took performance-enhancing drugs. But ex-trainer Brian McNamee has repeatedly claimed he injected Clemens with steroids and human growth hormone between 1998 and 2001. Clemens, who has been out of baseball since 2007, has said the only thing McNamee ever injected into him was a pain-killer called lidocaine and vitamin B-12. Clemens won a record seven Cy Young Awards during his 24-year major league career with the Boston Red Sox, Toronto Blue Jays, New York Yankees, and Houston Astros.