Baseball legend Roger Clemens is used to throwing curve balls, not dodging them.

The United States Justice Department took a shot at Clemens Thursday, indicting him for perjury. He is accused of lying to Congress about using steroids during his 20-year playing career.

In 2008, Clemens stood in front of a Congressional panel investigating the "Mitchell Report" and swore to tell the truth. He repeatedly denied any use of steroids. After an investigation, the government decided to charge Clemens with obstruction, perjury and making false statements.

Clemens released the following statement via Twitter:

"I never took HGH or Steroids. And I did not lie to Congress. I look forward to challenging the Governments accusations, and hope people will keep an open mind until trial. I appreciate all the support I have been getting. I am happy to finally have my day in court."

If convicted, Clemens could face up to 30 years in prison and a $1.5 million fine.