Convicted steroids dealer Kirk Radomski appeared Thursday at the federal court house in Washington where a grand jury is being asked to determine whether Roger Clemens should be indicted on charges of lying to Congress.
A former New York Mets' clubhouse attendant, Radomski was
sentenced to five years' probation after pleaded guilty to
distributing steroids and laundering money. He was escorted out of
the restricted-access grand-jury area by an officer shortly before
Assistant U.S. Attorney Daniel P. Butler left the grand-jury
area shortly thereafter, about two hours after arriving at the
court house. Butler would not comment on his way in or out.
Radomski led investigators to Clemens' former personal trainer,
Brian McNamee, who told federal agents and baseball investigator
George Mitchell that he injected Clemens more than a dozen times
with steroids and HGH from 1998-01.
Radomski and McNamee figure to be among the primary witnesses
against the seven-time Cy Young Award winner. McNamee, whose
Tuesday meeting with federal prosecutors was postponed, last year
provided government agents with syringes his lawyers said would
link Clemens to drug use.
Congress asked the Justice Department to look into whether
Clemens lied last February, when he testified under oath at a
deposition and a public House hearing that he never took illegal
The Justice Department brought the case to a grand jury after an
11-month FBI inquiry. A grand jury, whose proceedings are supposed
to remain secret, allows prosecutors to get sworn testimony from
witnesses and collect documents.