Clemens to be interviewed about steroid claims

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

Roger Clemens is scheduled to speak under oath to congressional lawyers for the first time today about allegations that he used steroids and human growth hormone.

The seven-time Cy Young Award winner is slated to give a closed-door deposition a day after former teammate and workout partner Andy Pettitte delivered sworn testimony on Capitol Hill.

The interviews are in preparation for a public hearing next week. The hearing is expected to focus on allegations made by a former trainer who claims he injected Clemens with performance-enhancing drugs.

Clemens insists that he was only injected with vitamins and painkillers.

A lawyer for Clemens says the pitcher won't take the Fifth Amendment today and will "answer the committee's questions truthfully."

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