Congress has asked the Justice Department to investigate Astros shortstop Miguel Tejada in his connection with lying to the House Committee regarding his use of performance enhancing drugs. Tejada met with the Congressional Committee in 2005 after former teammate Rafael Palmiero tested positive for the use of steroids, but claimed he received a tainted B-12 shot from Tejada.
Congressman Henry Waxman and Tom Davis are sending a letter to the Justice Department this morning.
“Tejada told the committee that he never used illegal performance-enhancing drugs and that he had no knowledge of other players using or even talking about steroids,” Waxman said. “Well, the Mitchell Report, however, directly contradicts key elements of Mr. Tejada’s testimony.”
Said Davis: “We’ve concluded further investigation is warranted.”