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CHICAGO (CBS) – The big news in sports tonight is not that All-Star Game in Phoenix, but an All-Star pitcher in a criminal courtroom in Washington – Roger Clemens, on trial for a crime that could land him in prison for 30 years.

Now, what in the world could Roger Clemens have done to get himself 30 years in prison?

What he’s accused of doing, what federal prosecutors are trying to prove he did – God forbid that he did – was mislead the Congress of the United States.

Clemens may not have told the whole truth and nothing but the truth about using steroids to make himself bigger muscles.

Can you imagine that? Some fibbing during a hearing on Capitol Hill?

And a federal investigation, and a grand jury indictment and a criminal trial.

And Roger Clemens maybe locked up for lying one time to members of Congress, who lie all the time to everybody and get elected for it.

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