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Clemens To Be Arrainged Monday

8/26/2010

CLEMENS TO BE ARRAIGNED ON MONDAY:

Officials at the federal courthouse in Washington, D.C., say that 7-time Cy Young winner Roger Clemens will be arraigned on Monday afternoon on criminal charges. The former pitcher will appear before U.S. District Judge Reggie Walton for allegedly lying to Congress about his use of steroids. He is expected to enter a not-guilty plea. The six-count indictment alleges that Clemens obstructed a congressional inquiry with 15 different statements made under oath, including denials that he had ever used steroids or human growth hormone. Clemens had been prominently mentioned in the Mitchell report, Major League Baseball's own accounting of its steroid problem, and he went to Capitol Hill on his own to clear his name. He appeared at a congressional hearing in February 2008, along with Brian McNamee, his former trainer. Clemens faces a combined maximum sentence of 30 years in prison and a $1.5 million fine, though under U.S. sentencing guidelines the recommended range of time is between 15 and 21 months.

ESPN.com news services contributed to this report