House Probes Clemens Denial

Legend & accuser to testify about steroids
By Peter Fearon,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 10, 2008 8:06 AM CST
In this image captured from video and released by CBS News on Thursday, Jan. 8, 2008, baseball player Roger Clemens is seen at his Katy, Texas home, on Friday, Dec. 28, 2007, while giving his first interview...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Congress will investigate baseball legend Roger Clemens' vehement denials that he used steroids. Both Clemens and his accuser, personal trainer Brian McNamee, were scheduled to testify next week before the House committee that exposed drug abuse in baseball. But their testimony has been postponed a month for a wider and more aggressive probe by investigators, reports the New York Times.

McNamee claims he injected Clemens with steroids 16 times in 1998, 2000 and 2001. Clemens denied that in a "60 Minutes" interview and elsewhere. "Postponing the hearing will provide additional time to coordinate the committee’s investigation with the Justice Department’s ongoing efforts,” said the chairman of the House Oversight Committee.