Baseball Goes Back on Trial

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Brendan Greeley
Baseball Goes Back on Trial

We examine the ramifications of the federal charges facing Roger Clemens - a star baseball player who's been accused of lying to Congress about taking steroids.

Roger Clemens, one of the most celebrated players in baseball history, appeared in federal court on Monday, accused of lying to Congress about taking performance enhancing drugs. The case is part of a sprawling investigation into pro sports and steroids. We explore the federal government's role in mounting that probe, and discuss whether targeting the athletes is the most effective approach.

Guests

Dave Zirin

Sports Editor, The Nation; Author, "Bad Sports: How Owners Are Ruining the Games We Love" (Scribner); author, "A People's History of Sports in the United States" (New Press)

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