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Congress Orders Tejada Probe

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) - Congress has asked the Justice Department to
investigate whether former AL MVP Miguel Tejada lied to House
committee staff -- over steroids.
Tejada -- who's now with the Houston Astros -- was interviewed
in 2005 in connection with the Rafael Palmeiro steroids case.
Tejada's agent, Fern Cuza, didn't immediately comment.
House Oversight and Government Committee chairman Henry Waxman is leading today's hearing on Washington on the Mitchell Report -- about drug use in baseball.
Waxman says Tejada told the committee that he never used illegal
performance-enhancing drugs and that he had no knowledge of other
players using or even talking about steroids.
But Waxman says the Mitchell Report directly contradicts key
elements of Tejada's testimony.
Palmeiro was suspended by baseball after testing positive for a
steroid.
Palmeiro said his positive test must have resulted from a B-12
vitamin injection given to him by Tejada. That prompted Congress to
talk to Tejada, who at the time was a Baltimore Orioles teammate of
Palmeiro's.


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