All-Star Tejada Pleads Guilty To Lying to Congress

Courtesy: MLB.com's Official Website for the Houston Astros
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All-Star shortstop Miguel Tejada has pleaded guilty to lying to Congress about the use of performance-enhancing drugs in professional baseball.

Tejada was the American League's Most Valuable Player in 2002 while playing for Oakland. He now plays for the Houston Astros.

The misdemeanor charge of making misrepresentations to Congress can lead to as much as a year in jail. But federal guidelines call for a lighter sentence.

The case stems from Tejada's statements to House investigators in 2005 when he denied knowing anyone in baseball who used performance-enhancing drugs.

Federal authorities also are investigating whether Roger Clemens lied to Congress when he denied using steroids or human growth hormone.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)



 
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