The New York Times said Thursday that Roger Clemens, one of the best pitchers of all time, will be indicted on charges of making false statements to the U.S. Congress during the investigation involving steroids.
Two people briefed on the matter said the charges came from testimonies that Clemens and his former trainer Brian McNamee had given under oath to a panel at the House of Representatives. They had contradicted each other on whether Clemens used banned substances.
Clemens faces charges of obstruction of Congress, making false statements and perjury.
You can lie to your family, friends, fans, baseball, and the world, Roger, but you can't lie under oath in a court of law. You are not above those rules.
Is not getting into the Hall of Fame worth going to jail?
Beginning his career in 1984, Clemens finished with a 354-184 record while becoming one of only four pitchers to have 4,000 strikeouts.
No pitcher has won the Cy Young more than Clemens (seven). He was also on 11 All-Star teams.
Clemens spent 13 seasons with the Boston Red Sox, two seasons with the Toronto Blue Jays, where he won the pitcher's Triple Crown (wins, ERA, strikeouts) in 1997 and 1998, and was then traded to the New York Yankees in 1999, where he won his first and only World Series.
In his last regular season outing, he allowed two hits and one unearned run in six innings against the Red Sox at Fenway Park. In that same year, Clemens threw his last pitch ever against the Cleveland Indians in Game 3 of the ALDS, striking out Victor Martinez.