Colorado Rockies reliever Matt Herges and First Base Coach Glenallen Hill have issued written apologies for using performance–enhancing substances.
Herges said he has "no excuse for my actions" and says he's
deeply remorseful. Hill said he "made mistakes and poor decisions in his personal and professional life."
The apology came while legendary baseball pitcher Roger Clemens faced a lineup of lawmakers on Capitol Hill.
Clemens and his former personal trainer Brian McNamee were sworn in before the House committee today. It's investigating claims made in the Mitchell Report about the illegal use of performance–enhancing drugs in Major League Baseball. The report mentioned dozens of players, but to many, it has boiled down to these two men with differing stories, and the likelihood that one of them may be committing perjury by sticking to his story.
Before Congress on Wednesday Clemens said, "I'm not saying Senator Mitchell's report is entirely wrong. I am saying Brian McNamee's statements about me are wrong. Let me be clear. I have never taken steroids or HGH."
His former trainer Brian McNamee said, "during the time that I worked with Roger Clemens, I injected him on numerous occasions with steroids and human growth hormone."
McNamee told Mitchell he injected Clemens with steroids and HGH at least 16 times from 1998 to 2001, while Clemens has flat–out denied it.