Roger Clemons Pleads Not Guilty of Lying to Congress in Steroid Probe, Faces Prison Time

Posted on August 30, 2010

Seven-time Cy Young winner Roger Clemens pleaded not guilty Monday to charges of lying to Congress about whether he used steroids or human growth hormone. Clemens could face up to 30 years in jail for lying to Congress, although it's more likely he'll serve less than two years if convicted.

Clemens is not being charged with using the banned substances, but with perjury for lying when he denied the claims of other baseball players that said he used steroids and growth hormone.

Clemons maintains he never used the drugs. We still can't understand why his attorneys let him testify before Congress if there was even a chance someone could prove he used the drugs. Even the Enron guys all took the fifth and refused to testify on the grounds that their answers might incriminate them. We suppose he might be offered a deal, but so far he maintains his innocence. Here is the AP's report: