WASHINGTON (AP) -Roger Clemens has been asked to meet with congressional committee staff on Jan. 26, ahead of the House hearing where he and his former trainer, Brian McNamee, have been invited to testify.
Letters were sent to Clemens, McNamee and three other people Friday by House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform chairman Henry Waxman and ranking Republican Tom Davis.
The letters ask the witnesses to appear for a deposition - which is given under oath - or a transcribed interview on specific dates leading up to the scheduled Feb. 13 committee hearing.
``The committee asks that you provide testimony about allegations in Senator George Mitchell's report ... that you and other Major League Baseball players used performance enhancing drugs during your professional baseball career,'' the letter to Clemens says.
It was sent to him via Rusty Hardin, one of the lawyers for the seven-time Cy Young Award winner.
The Mitchell Report, released last month, contains McNamee's allegations - first told to federal prosecutors, then repeated to the former Senate majority leader - that he injected Clemens with steroids and human growth hormone.
Clemens has repeatedly and vigorously denied what McNamee said, including in a taped television interview and a live news conference.
McNamee, whose lawyer said Thursday he was told his request for immunity for congressional testimony was likely to be rejected, was asked to meet with committee staff Jan. 31.
Clemens' former teammate and workout partner, Andy Pettitte, was asked to meet Jan. 30, while another former teammate, Chuck Knoblauch, was invited for Jan. 24. Kirk Radomski, a former New York Mets clubhouse employee who along with McNamee was one of the Mitchell Report's key sources, was asked to speak to staff Feb. 1.
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