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Posted at 11:29 AM ET, 08/26/2010

Roger Clemens to be arraigned in D.C.

By Spencer S. Hsu
Roger Clemens
Clemens on the Hill in 2008. (File Photo/AP)
A federal judge in Washington has set baseball pitcher Roger Clemens's arraignment for 2 p.m. Monday, when he will face the court for the first time on charges of perjury and obstruction of Congress in connection with his testimony that he never used steroids or performance-enhancing drugs.


Clemens, indicted last Thursday by a federal grand jury on six counts related to his appearance before a House panel in February 2008, has maintained that his statements were truthful and is expected to enter a not-guilty plea.

U.S. District Judge Reggie B. Walton of the District, who is presiding over the matter, has said he hopes that the case will go to trial by next spring.

-- Spencer S. Hsu

By Spencer S. Hsu  | August 26, 2010; 11:29 AM ET
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Comments

..."I did NOT lie to Congress!"

Posted by: tokenwhitemale | August 26, 2010 1:35 PM | Report abuse

... all the problems w/ the economy, jobs, fin regs, the gulf and they have time to prosecute Roger... sic ... ridiculous.

Posted by: strycharz7494 | August 26, 2010 2:02 PM | Report abuse

What exactly do the courts have to do with "the economy, jobs, fin regs, the gulf"? This is now a matter for the court, not for Congress -- Congress was out of the picture here a couple of years ago when Roger the Dodger lied to Congress.

And yes, lying to Congress, no matter what the subject is, is a serious offense and SHOULD be prosecuted.

Posted by: gr8day4bsbll | August 26, 2010 4:07 PM | Report abuse

Another Pete Rose.

Posted by: lp_lodestar | August 26, 2010 5:07 PM | Report abuse

Amazing, Rangel, Kerosene Maxine Waters and numerous other elected officials that are crooks, yet they are worried about getting a washed up pitcher. Your tax dollars at work !!!!

Posted by: ncollie1 | August 26, 2010 6:31 PM | Report abuse

How come the Barry Bonds haters don't seem too eager to bring Roger Clemens to justice? Double standard?

Posted by: broadwayjoe | August 26, 2010 8:47 PM | Report abuse

I feel that Clemens is much worse than Bonds. At least Bonds has admitted that he used stuff, even though he said he didn't really know what it was. Clemens is, and always will be a fool. He is delusional. Maybe he is going with the George Costanza rationale of thinking. "It's not a lie, if you believe it."

Posted by: torrey151 | August 26, 2010 8:54 PM | Report abuse

Clemens will be wearing some extra wide pinstripes for about 6 to 12 months. He might get out early if he pitches for the guards team in the Prison World Series.

Posted by: magilla | August 26, 2010 9:46 PM | Report abuse

Wild. Fat Roger comes to DC!

Posted by: tcal02 | August 26, 2010 11:08 PM | Report abuse

Every athlete is about 99.999% sure off exactly what is put into their bodies. "Wahl gosh golly gee yur honor Ah'd didn't knowd what Ah put in mah body wasn't legal. Mah trainer sed it was."

Posted by: rillbizi | August 27, 2010 3:22 AM | Report abuse

There are enough problems with this country that these fine outstanding, law abiding folks in Congress (YES I am being sarcastic) should not be wasting tax payers money for these witch hunts.

Look to see how many laws and awful things folks in congress has done in the past. If they were actually working for a living they would not have a job and would be in prison.
People in glass houses should not throw stones.

When do these folks in congress get prosecuted and go to prison for what they are doing wrong?

I am against any athlete who does what anything illegal at the time to gain an advantage. But there are more important things to be looked into and done than this!

Why wasn't Bill Clinton charged and prosecuted and put behind bars for not telling the truth. I know you can say this about most anyone but geez enough of wasting time and money is enough!

Posted by: mrcox54 | August 27, 2010 8:35 AM | Report abuse

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