Pettitte meets with lawyers on Capitol Hill

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

New York Yankees pitcher Andy Pettitte showed up early for today's closed-door interview with lawyers from a congressional panel looking into drug use in baseball.

Pettitte did not speak to reporters on his way into the offices of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. The meeting is part of the preparations for a February 13th public hearing expected to focus on Roger Clemens' denials of the Mitchell Report's allegations about his use of performance enhancers. Those charges came from his former personal trainer, Brian McNamee.

Pettitte lent credence to former Senate majority leader George Mitchell's findings by acknowledging he received two injections of human growth hormone from McNamee.

A former Yankees teammate of Pettitte and Clemens, Chuck Knoblauch, spoke to committee staff Friday. That took place a day after an employee of the sports agency that represents Clemens and Pettitte went to Capitol Hill to be interviewed.

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