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Tejada Charged With Lying

Just a quick post to drop in a link to the story by Dave and reporter Del Quentin Wilbur, who are reporting that former Oriole turned Astros shortstop Miguel Tejada has been charged with lying to congressional investigators about the use of performance-enhancing drugs, connected not with his own use, but with "giving false statements to congressional staffers about his conversations with another player about steroids and human growth hormone," all connected with his former Oakland teammate, Adam Piatt.

Here's the full report, which goes into significantly more detail.

By Cameron Smith  |  February 10, 2009; 2:05 PM ET
Categories:  Astros , Orioles  
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The article notes that the charge is likely part of the run-up to a plea bargain. Is that why they only charged him with lying, not using?

Or do they expect to get more information from Tejada as part of the plea bargain? Apparently, Piatt already cooperated. Are they trying to make a case against someone else?

Posted by: JohninMpls | February 10, 2009 2:24 PM | Report abuse

So how do you convict someone of lying about not having a conversation with another person unless the other person has proof of a conversation? Was Piatt wearing a wire? Were there other witnesses of the conversation? Did Tejada spontaneously confess to previous lies?

How does that work and what's the freaking point?

Posted by: natbisquit | February 10, 2009 2:29 PM | Report abuse

Not sure but I'd guess that Selig's freaking point was reached some time ago. :-D

Posted by: natsfan1a1 | February 10, 2009 3:44 PM | Report abuse

Why is it OK for Congress to lie to us but not the other way around?

Posted by: dc_homer | February 11, 2009 12:51 PM | Report abuse

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