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With the Capitol in the background, former Red Sox pitcher Roger Clemens arrives at federal court in Washington, Wednesday, for his trial on charges of lying to Congress. (AP)
With the Capitol in the background, former Red Sox pitcher Roger Clemens arrives at federal court in Washington, Wednesday, for his trial on charges of lying to Congress. (AP)

In 2008, former Red Sox pitcher Roger Clemens gave testimony to a Congressional committee investigating drug use in baseball.

"I did not use steroids, human growth hormone, and I've never done so," Clemens told members of Congress. "And I did not provide Brian McNamee with any drugs to inject into my body."

That testimony is at the heart of a federal trial in which the government claims Clemens committed perjury while testifying to Congress.

The interesting thing, WBUR's Bill Littlefield says, is that Clemens wasn't even required to testify in front of Congress in the first place.

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This segment aired on July 6, 2011.

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