HOUSTON—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.
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.