Clemens Faces Congressional Staffers

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CAPITOL HILL -- Roger Clemens spoke under oath for nearly
five hours today to congressional staffers and denied using
performance-enhancing drugs.

The seven-time Cy Young Award winner gave a deposition in the
offices of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee,
which is looking into the use of performance enhancing drugs in

Following the session Clemens said he's happy that he was able
to tell congressional lawyers what he's been saying all along --
that he's never used steroids or growth hormone. He did not take
questions from reporters.

Clemens was accused in the Mitchell Report of using steroid and
human growth hormone by his former personal trainer, Brian McNamee,
who says he injected the pitcher with the substances. Clemens has
repeatedly denied the allegations.

Clemens' sworn testimony today was in preparation for a February
13th public hearing before the committee.