Jose Canseco announced on Twitter that he had been subpoenaed by a grand jury investigating whether Roger Clemens lied to Congress when he denied using performance-enhancing drugs.
Canseco posted on the social networking site Tuesday that the FBI was about to visit his house, then said he had received a subpoena to appear before the grand jury “about roger clemens,andrew pettite and others” on April 8.
Pettitte has acknowledged taking human growth hormone and told congressional investigators that Clemens informed him a decade ago that he used HGH.
“Its like the godfather,” Canseco said in a later post, “when I thought I was out they drag me back in. And now it begins again.”
Prosecutors have asked a federal grand jury in Washington to decide whether to indict Clemens for lying under oath to Congress in 2008 when the seven-time Cy Young Award winner denied using steroids or HGH.
In Canseco’s 2005 book, “Juiced: Wild Times, Rampant ’Roids, Smash Hits, and How Baseball Got Big,” the slugger claimed he introduced several players to steroids and performance-enhancing drugs. But Canseco has said he has no knowledge of Clemens using drugs.
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