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Archive for the 'Mitchell Report' Category

In Which I Disagree With John Stossel

by @ Monday, August 30th, 2010. Filed under Baseball, Individual Liberty, Mitchell Report, Roger Clemens, Sports

In his column today, John Stossel makes this point about the indictment of Roger Clemens for lying to Congress:
Clemens may have lied to Congress in 2008 about whether he used PEDs, but who cares? Congress shouldn’t even be asking such questions.
While I agree with Stossel that Congress shouldn’t really be investigating steroid use in [...]

Roger Clemens Perjury Investigation Moves Into High Gear

by @ Wednesday, May 26th, 2010. Filed under Baseball, Mitchell Report, New York Yankees, Roger Clemens, Sports

It’s been two years since Roger Clemens appeared, voluntarily, before a Congressional Committee and stated under oath that he had never used steroids, despite the testimony of two witnesses, including a teammate, that he had. Now, it looks like the perjury investigation that was referred to the FBI has moved into high gear:
A House committee [...]

They’re Closing In On Roger Clemens

by @ Tuesday, March 10th, 2009. Filed under Baseball, Mitchell Report, Roger Clemens, Sports

Now that stories like this are coming out, I think we can expect to see a perjury indictment in the very near future:
Federal authorities investigating Roger Clemens on perjury charges have found performance-enhancing substances on the drug paraphernalia that his former trainer said he used to inject Clemens, according to people briefed on the case.
The [...]

Roger Clemens Case Headed To Grand Jury

by @ Monday, January 12th, 2009. Filed under Baseball, Mitchell Report, Roger Clemens, Sports

It’s been nearly a year since the bizarre, and unnecessary, encounter between Roger Clemens and his former trainer before a Congressional Committee, and it’s finally starting to look like Clemens could be in trouble:
WASHINGTON — A federal grand jury is investigating whether Roger Clemens lied to Congress last year, two people briefed on the matter [...]

Pettitte To Clemens: I Feel Your Pain

by @ Thursday, February 28th, 2008. Filed under Baseball, Mitchell Report, New York Yankees, Roger Clemens, Sports

Or, something like that:
Andy Pettitte was not surprised to learn that his friend and former teammate, Roger Clemens, is being investigated by the Department of Justice for possibly making false statements to Congress earlier this month.
“In my mind, I was prepared that it might happen,” Pettitte, the Yankees’ left-hander, said at Legends Field on Thursday. [...]

FBI Opens Clemens Investigation

by @ Thursday, February 28th, 2008. Filed under Baseball, Mitchell Report, Roger Clemens, Sports

Not surprisingly, the FBI announced that it was opening an investigation to determine if Roger Clemens’ committed perjury during his February 13th Congressional testimony:
WASHINGTON (AP) — The FBI has begun investigating whether Roger Clemens lied to Congress when he denied taking steroids, officials said Thursday in the case of another baseball star snared in a [...]

Clemens Testimony Referred To Justice Department

by @ Wednesday, February 27th, 2008. Filed under Baseball, Mitchell Report, Roger Clemens, Sports

I knew this would happen, I just knew it.
The House Oversight And Government Reform Committee, which hasn’t done much oversight or proposed any government reform lately, is asking the Justice Department to investigate Roger Clemens’ Congressional testimony for possible perjury charges:
WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress asked the Justice Department to investigate whether Roger Clemens ”committed perjury [...]

Another Bizarre Turn In The Roger Clemens Case

by @ Wednesday, February 27th, 2008. Filed under Baseball, Mitchell Report, Roger Clemens, Sports

Even before this month’s hearings, the Roger Clemens case had already taken a bizarre turn when it was revealed that Brian McNamee had claimed that he had given HGH to Clemens’ wife Debbie prior to her appearance in a Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue.
Now, there’s another bit of bizarre evidence involving Mrs. Clemens:
Congress is believed to [...]

The Other Shoe May Be About To Drop For Roger Clemens

by @ Monday, February 25th, 2008. Filed under Baseball, Mitchell Report, Roger Clemens, Sports

The New York Times reports today that the House Committee that investigated the Mitchell Report may be about to refer the matter of Roger Clements to Justice Department:
A Congressional committee has taken the first steps toward asking the Department of Justice to launch a criminal investigation into whether Roger Clemens committed perjury during testimony about [...]

Andy Pettitte’s Teammates Rally Behind Him

by @ Tuesday, February 19th, 2008. Filed under Baseball, Mitchell Report, New York Yankees, Roger Clemens, Sports

When Andy Pettitte spoke yesterday, Mariano Rivera, Jorge Posada, and Derek Jeter were in the front row supporting him and today, more Yankees are speaking up for him:
TAMPA, Fla. — As veteran position players reported to Yankees’ training camp on Tuesday to join the pitchers and catchers, the conversation about the use of performance-enhancing drugs [...]

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