Roger Clemens was indicted by a federal grand jury on charges of perjury, making false statements and obstruction of Congress, says the Houston Chronicle. The 48-year-old former pitcher for the Houson Astros, New York Yankees, Boston Red Sox, and Toronto Blue Jays, is accused of obstructing a congressional inquiry with 15 different statements made under oath during a February 2008 hearing before the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. A day before Clemens was linked to performance-enhancing drugs in 2007, his attorney, Rusty Hardin, warned his client he might be indicted if he chose to deny claims he used steroids or human growth hormone.
“I never took HGH or Steroids,” Clemens wrote last night on Twitter. “And I did not lie to Congress. I look forward to challenging the Governments (sic) accusations, and hope people will keep an open mind until trial. I appreciate all the support I have been getting. I am happy to finally have my day in court.”