In the wake of the Alex Rodriguez story yesterday, former Oakland Athletics and Baltimore Orioles and current Houston Astros shortstop Miguel Tejada has been charged with lying to Congress about steroids.
Federal prosecutors accused Tejada of making misrepresentations to congressional staffers during an interview in a Baltimore hotel room focusing on the prevalence of steroids in the game.
Prosecutors did not charge Tejada with lying about allegations concerning his own steroids use.
Instead, they accuse Tejada of giving false statements to congressional staffers about his conversations with another player about steroids and human growth hormone.
The charges stem from a conversation Tejada had with former player Adam Piatt about HGH.
It’s being reported that Tejada has accepted a plea deal and will be at the U.S. District Court in Washington, DC tomorrow morning at 11 AM to plead guilty.
Tejada Charged With Lying to Investigators [Washington Post]