WASHINGTON (AP) -Roger Clemens arrived to give private, sworn testimony Tuesday to congressional lawyers about whether he used performance-enhancing drugs, pausing briefly to look around the House hearing room where he is to testify next week.
Wearing a pinstriped gray suit instead of a pinstriped New York Yankees uniform, the seven-time Cy Young Award winner was accompanied by two attorneys.
Clemens declined to take questions from reporters on his way in, saying only, ``Good morning,'' before heading into the offices of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee.
The 45-year-old pitcher ranks eighth in major league history with 354 career wins. He put off retirement yet again in 2007, returning to the Yankees in June and going 6-6 with a 4.18 ERA.
His appearance on Capitol Hill came one day after his Yankees teammate and workout partner, Andy Pettitte, gave a deposition to committee staff for 2 1/2 hours.
vate interviews are part of preparation for a Feb. 13 hearing, which is expected to focus on allegations made in the Mitchell Report by trainer Brian McNamee that he injected Clemens more than a dozen times with human growth hormone and steroids. Clemens has chosen various ways to strongly deny that, including a taped TV interview, a live news conference and, repeatedly, through his lawyers.
Tuesday's deposition was Clemens' first opportunity to address the allegations under oath. McNamee is to be interviewed by committee lawyers Thursday.

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