Pettitte Will Skip Clemens Steroid Hearing

Described as 'not a good witness' in contradictory deposition
By Doug Sweeney,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 12, 2008 6:37 AM CST
Former New York Yankees pitcher Roger Clemens, right, accompanied by his attorneys Lanny Breuer, center, and Rusty Hardin, left, arrives at the office of Rep. Danny Davis, D-Ill., on Capitol Hill in Washington,...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Yankees pitcher Andy Pettitte will not be called to testify before the congressional committee investigating the Mitchell Report and alleged steroids use by Roger Clemens, ESPN reports. Former Mets trainer Kirk Radomski and ex-player Chuck Knoblauch will also not testify, which leaves Clemens and his former trainer, Brian McNamee. McNamee claims he injected the pitcher with performance enhancers more than a dozen times.

The committee leaders issued a statement saying that Pettitte had answered all the committee’s questions last week, and requested not to appear at the hearing. According to sources, Pettitte often contradicted himself while meeting with congressional lawyers. Sources also said that Pettitte’s testimony did not mesh completely with Clemens’ recollection of events.