Star US pitcher Clemens' perjury trial begins

By REUTERS
July 6, 2011 09:41

 
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WASHINGTON – The perjury trial of Roger Clemens begins on Wednesday with the selection of 12 jurors charged with deciding if the former baseball star lied when he said he never took drugs to boost his pitching as he aged.

Clemens, 48, was indicted a year ago on charges he gave false statements to a congressional committee investigating steroid use in baseball, perjured himself under oath and obstructed the lawmakers' inquiry into widespread drug use that has scarred the sport.

Clemens, winner of seven Cy Young Awards, more than any other pitcher, has denied ever taking human growth hormones or steroids or lying to Congress. If he is convicted, federal sentencing guidelines call for up to 21 months in prison, though the maximum penalty is 30 years.

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