|Congress asking Justice Department to investigate Tejada|
|Written by Admin|
|Tuesday, 15 January 2008 04:36|
House Oversight and Government Committee chairman Henry Waxman and ranking minority member Tom Davis were sending a letter to the Justice Department on Tuesday, a person who works for the panel told the AP.
The person spoke to AP on condition of anonymity because the congressmen had not yet announced their plans.
Waxman, a California Democrat, and Davis, a Virginia Republican, were to speak about the matter at the beginning of Tuesday's hearing on the Mitchell Report about steroids in baseball.
When the same House panel held a hearing in March 2005, Palmeiro told the panel : ``I have never used steroids, period.'' Palmeiro was suspended by baseball later that year after testing positive for a steroid.
The committee later looked into whether Palmeiro should face perjury charges, but eventually dropped the matter.
Palmeiro said his positive test must have resulted from a B-12 vitamin injection given to him by Tejada. That prompted Congress to talk to Tejada, who at the time was a Baltimore Orioles teammate. He was traded to the Houston Astros in the offseason.