Congress won’t ask for Sosa perjury investigation
The Justice Department will not be asked to pursue a case
against former slugger Sammy Sosa for possibly lying to
A spokeswoman for the House Committee on Oversight and
Government Reform said Wednesday the panel has decided not to have
Sosa investigated for his remarks at a March 2005 hearing, when he
denied using performance-enhancing drugs.
Sosa is reported to be on a list of baseball players who
allegedly failed drug tests in 2003.
The committee asked for a similar investigation of Roger Clemens
after he denied using steroids or human growth hormone at a 2008
hearing. A grand jury is hearing evidence in that case.
The committee’s decision on Sosa could have been influenced by a
five-year statue of limitations.