Pitching Great Roger Clemens to Be Arraigned Monday: Report

7-time Cy Young winner accused of lying to Congress

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    Legendary pitcher Roger Clemens will be arraigned on Monday in a Washington federal courtroom on charges he lied to Congress about using performance enhancing drugs during his baseball career. 

    Clemens faces a combined maximum sentence of 30 years in prison and a $1.5 million fine, though under sentencing guidelines he would likely get less than two years if convicted. Clemens' attorney Rusty Hardin recently told ESPN that they recently turned down a plea agreement.

    The six-count indictment alleges that Clemens obstructed a congressional inquiry with 15 different statements made under oath before a Congressional committee on Feb. 13, 2008, including his claim he never used HGH or steroids.

    After an indictment was handed up last week, Clemens posted from his verified Twitter account, saying: "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."

    A grand jury investigated the case for more than a year, reportedly hearing damning testimony from Clemens' former trainer, Brian McNamee, who said he injected the pitcher with illegal performance enhancing drugs. 

    Selected Reading: NBC Sports, New York Daily News, ESPN.