WASHINGTON (AP) - Opening statements are scheduled in federal court in Washington today in the case against baseball great Roger Clemens.
A 10-woman, 2-man jury will hear the evidence and decide whether he lied to Congress about using performance enhancing drugs.
Prosecutors say Clemens lied under oath three years ago when he denied using steroids and human growth hormone during congressional testimony. Clemens maintains that he didn't use drugs during a 24-season career that set several pitching records.
Clemens' attorney said he will begin by questioning if the House of Representatives' investigation into whether he used drugs was a proper legislative inquiry. The defense argues it was not since it didn't concern any legislation and aired a personal dispute between the baseball star and the trainer who accused him.