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Yendil
02-11-2009, 03:08 PM
Just saw it on Sportscenter, pleaded guilty to lying to Congress about steroids


WASHINGTON -- All-Star shortstop Miguel Tejada pleaded guilty Wednesday to lying to Congress about the use of performance-enhancing drugs and admitted buying what he believed was human growth hormone.

http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/story?id=3899481

Towelie
02-11-2009, 03:09 PM
He lied about someone else not himself taking it. He'll get a fine and thats it.

Yendil
02-11-2009, 03:10 PM
He lied about someone else not himself taking it. He'll get a fine and thats it.

lol not exactly, he bought them, claimed to throw them away. But who knows...........

DieHardColtsfan
02-11-2009, 03:10 PM
This may be a funny question... anyone know if this means jail time??

Yendil
02-11-2009, 03:12 PM
This may be a funny question... anyone know if this means jail time??

not really sure, he pleaded guilty, they could have packaged a reduced sentance or community service for his plea bargin.

Towelie
02-11-2009, 03:12 PM
lol not exactly, he bought them, claimed to throw them away. But who knows...........

Thats what I heard on sports center at least.

Towelie
02-11-2009, 03:13 PM
This may be a funny question... anyone know if this means jail time??

No chance he gets jail time. He'll get a fine and thats it. Hence why he's pleading guilty.

Yendil
02-11-2009, 03:20 PM
No chance he gets jail time. He'll get a fine and thats it. Hence why he's pleading guilty.

Oh he very well could get jail time. Up to 15 years. Now if you know your busted, and can do 15 years for perjury, and you get offered lets say 60 days, 400 hours of community service and a fine, I would take the bargin in a heartbeat. But we won't know what that bargin was until it is finalized and punishment is handed out.

DJYankee
02-11-2009, 03:23 PM
Is HGH worst than steroids?

REGular
02-11-2009, 03:24 PM
This may be a funny question... anyone know if this means jail time??

He can get a max of 1 year in prison.

It wasn't perjury.

I live in Houston now, and would like to think the local sports media has a clear picture on the issues.

The liklihood of him receiving any jail time is extremely small. But he will get fined.

Yendil
02-11-2009, 03:27 PM
A crime that occurs when an individual willfully makes a false statement during a judicial proceeding, after he or she has taken an oath to speak the truth. That is purjery, which is what he did. They could have said we won't charge you with purjery if you plead guilty we will slap with a lesser crime. But jail time, though small, could still be involved.

REGular
02-11-2009, 03:30 PM
"The misdemeanor charge of making misrepresentations to Congress can lead to as much as a year in jail. But federal guidelines call for a lighter sentence." - ESPN article on the matter


A crime that occurs when an individual willfully makes a false statement during a judicial proceeding, after he or she has taken an oath to speak the truth. That is purjery, which is what he did. They could have said we won't charge you with purjery if you plead guilty we will slap with a lesser crime. But jail time, though small, could still be involved.

It's not what he was charged with.

Towelie
02-11-2009, 04:03 PM
Oh he very well could get jail time. Up to 15 years. Now if you know your busted, and can do 15 years for perjury, and you get offered lets say 60 days, 400 hours of community service and a fine, I would take the bargin in a heartbeat. But we won't know what that bargin was until it is finalized and punishment is handed out.

No, way he will. He'll get probation and thats it. He's not a regular person hence why this will be nothing but a slap on the wrist.

Yendil
02-11-2009, 04:15 PM
"The misdemeanor charge of making misrepresentations to Congress can lead to as much as a year in jail. But federal guidelines call for a lighter sentence." - ESPN article on the matter



It's not what he was charged with.

hence the bargin, charged with a lesser crime so that is what goes on your record, until it is finalized we won't know what punishment. They had him for perjury and offered the lesser crime for a bargin deal, in that deal could be lesser jail time, fine, community service, whatever was worked out.

The A Team
02-11-2009, 04:53 PM
Is HGH worst than steroids?

In the sense that the MLB doesn't test for it, then yes. In the sense of the negative side-effects, no. Of if you were looking for if it's more or less effective, then it is less effective than testosterone but more effective than some other kinds of steroids.

whitesoxfan83
02-11-2009, 06:03 PM
damn did this guy pick the best week to do this or what?

and speaking of products of steroid use....