Congessman Souder speaks to WNDU about MLB steroid hearings

Another local congressman stopped by WNDU studios Wednesday, not just to talk about last night's primaries, but also about the upcoming congressional hearings on steroids.

Indiana Representative Mark Souder stopped 16 Morning News to talk about his role in the upcoming steroid hearings that will involve all-star pitcher Roger Clemens.

The Republican congressman says these hearings will hopefully send a message not just to kids tempted to take illegal drugs, but Major League Baseball as well.

“If he (Clemens) takes the 5th, after having also having skipped talking to the Mitchell commission, we'll basically know the likelihood is he's guilty and afraid about being prosecuted,” said Souder.

“What we're trying to do to America through these hearings is (show) that this is a dangerous drug. It's dangerous for kids, that when these top people do it, it spreads through our system. The second thing is we need legislation because clearly MLB has not cleaned up their act enough.”

Clemens, former teammates Chuck Knoblauch and Andy Pettitte, and Clemens' former trainer Brian McNamee have been asked to appear in front of congress on Feburary 13th.

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