Report: Roger Clemens Indicted for Perjury

| by Mark Berman Opposing Views

Roger Clemens has reportedly been indicted for perjury, which allegedly occurred when he lied under oath to Congress about using performance enhancing drugs. The New York Times, citing "two people briefed on the matter," reported on its web site Thursday that Clemens is charged with three counts of making false statements and two counts of perjury.

Clemens' lead attorney, however, says he knows nothing about any indictment.

"We've heard nothing," Rusty Hardin told the Associated Press, "so I can't knowledgeably respond at all."

Clemens testified before a House committee in February 2008, disputing claims by his former trainer Brian McNamee that Clemens used PEDs. McNamee said he injected Clemens with steroids and HGH more than a dozen times. Clemens said McNamee is a liar.

Following the conflicting testimony, committee chairman Henry Waxman and the ranking Republican Tom Davis jointly signed a letter to the Justice Department, asking that Clemens be investigated for perjury for his testimony.

After more than two years of investigating, prosecutors have apparently decided Clemens is the liar, not McNamee. A formal announcement is expected in the near future.