Miguel Tejada Charged With Lying To Congress

Remember the Mitchell Report and Miguel Tejada's starring role in it? Well, Congress sure does, because they say the report proves that Miggy lied to them. Uh oh.

A federal criminal complaint was filed in U.S. District Court today, charging Tejada with "Misrepresentations to Congress" which is apparently frowned upon. The six-page indictmentinformation, which you can read below, basically says that the findings in the Mitchell Report contradict what Tejada told Congressional staffers during an interview conducted when they were investigating the steroids in baseball matter. Legally, that's the same thing as lying to Abraham Lincoln's ghost, so you can imagine how much trouble he's in. Tejada is due in court, in Washington, tomorrow morning.

This marks yet another athlete who will be put on trial not for using, buying, or selling steroids—but for lying about it to important people. U.S.A.! U.S.A.!

Tejada Charged With Lying to Investigators [Washington Post]

Update: According to some people who think they're better than me because of their fancy degrees, this is not an actual indictment, but merely a statement of the charges. Also, Tejada has reportedly reached a agreement with prosecutors and will plead guilty.

Miguel Tejada Charged With Lying To Congress

Miguel Tejada Charged With Lying To Congress

Miguel Tejada Charged With Lying To Congress

Miguel Tejada Charged With Lying To Congress

Miguel Tejada Charged With Lying To Congress

Miguel Tejada Charged With Lying To Congress