Pettitte Speaks To House Committee Investigating Mitchell Report

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CAPITOL HILL -- New York Yankees pitcher Andy Pettitte was
on Capitol Hill today and talked for about two and a-half hours
with lawyers from a congressional committee looking into drug use
in baseball.

Accompanied by his wife and at least one lawyer, Pettitte did
not take questions from reporters as he walked out of the offices
of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. His
deposition comes ahead of a February 13th public hearing expected
to focus on Roger Clemens' denials of allegations in the Mitchell
Report about his use of performance enhancers. The accusations were
made by Clemens' former personal trainer Brian McNamee.

Pettitte lent credence to former Senate majority leader George
Mitchell's findings by acknowledging he received two injections of
human growth hormone from McNamee.

A former Yankees teammate of Pettitte and Clemens, Chuck Knoblauch, spoke to committee staff Friday. That took place a day after an employee of the sports agency that represents Clemens and Pettitte went to Capitol Hill to be interviewed.