FBI Confirms Clemens Perjury Probe

Legal analysts have questioned Clemens' strategy of choosing to testify in front of Congress to clear his name, wondering if such testimony could expose him to legal jeopardy if he lied to Congress about the alleged drug use as well as exposing himself to perjury allegations for testimony about events surrounding the allegations.

Congressional investigators confronted Clemens with a sworn affidavit from his close friend and former teammate Andy Pettitte, who says that in 1999 or 2000 Clemens had told him about using HGH. Pettitte's wife also submitted an affidavit corroborating her husband's account.

In his opening statement Clemens acknowledged, "I am subjecting myself to possible criminal prosecution" by choosing to testify, and he was forced to repeatedly tell the hearing that his pal Pettitte had "misremembered" their conversation.

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