Friday, January 04, 2008 | By: Dusty Taylor

Clemens and his former trainer called to testify before Congress

Per the NYT:

The star pitcher Roger Clemens, his former personal trainer Brian McNamee and three others will be asked to testify under oath before a congressional committee at a hearing Jan. 16.

In addition to Clemens, the House Oversight Committee will call Andy Pettitte, Chuck Knoblauch and Kirk Radomski, according to a person with knowledge of the hearing who asked not to be identified because he was not authorized to talk about it.

Radomski is the former Mets clubhouse attendant who admitted distributing performance-enhancing drugs to dozens of major league players. His cooperation with federal authorities after his arrest formed the heart of the report by Senator George J. Mitchell into what Mitchell called baseball's "steroids era."

The report said that McNamee, who worked with Clemens, Pettitte and Knoblauch, said he injected Clemens with steroids.

Clemens has denied that and the congressional hearing was called to question him about the factual issues he has raised with the report. He is scheduled to appear on the CBS program "60 Minutes" on Sunday.

All five people are being asked to testify voluntarily, but the committee has not ruled out subpoenas that would force them to testify. Either way, they would be testifying under oath.

Should be interesting..and on CSPAN hopefully ;) For the rest, click the linkage..

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