Cy Young Award- and World Series-winning pitcher Roger Clemens was indicted for making false statements to Congress during his testimony over steroid use. According to the NY Times, "The 19-page indictment charges Clemens with three counts of making false statements and two counts of perjury in connection with his February 2008 testimony before the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform... Clemens faces a maximum sentence of 30 years in prison and a $1.5 million fine, but under the current sentencing guidelines, a conviction would likely bring 15-21 months."
The indictment says "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." A lawyer for Clemens' former trainer Brian McNamee (McNamee testified he injected Clemens with steroids) told the Daily News, "Two-and-a-half years ago Clemens got into a jam. No matter how many denials and lies he's told he's trapped. And it'll take more than good lawyering to get him out of this."
US Attorney Ronald Machen said, "Americans have a right to expect that witnesses who testify under oath before Congress will tell the truth. Our government can not function if witnesses are not held accountable for false statements made before Congress. Today the message is clear: if a witness makes a choice to ignore his or her obligation to testify honestly, there will be consequences." And for a flashback: The pool party, his wife's HGH use, and his garbage.