Pettitte speaks to House committee investigating Mitchell Report

By: associated press
By: associated press

CAPITOL HILL (AP) -- New York Yankees pitcher Andy Pettitte was on Capitol Hill today and talked for about two and a-half hours with lawyers from a congressional committee looking into drug use in baseball.

Accompanied by his wife and at least one lawyer, Pettitte did not take questions from reporters as he walked out of the offices of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. His deposition comes ahead of a February 13th public hearing expected to focus on Roger Clemens' denials of allegations in the Mitchell Report about his use of performance enhancers. The accusations were made by Clemens' former personal trainer Brian McNamee.

Pettitte lent credence to former Senate majority leader George Mitchell's findings by acknowledging he received two injections of human growth hormone from McNamee.

A former Yankees teammate of Pettitte and Clemens, Chuck Knoblauch, spoke to committee staff Friday. That took place a day after an employee of the sports agency that represents Clemens and Pettitte went to Capitol Hill to be interviewed.

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