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.