- The Washington Times - Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Major League Baseball player and former Baltimore Oriole Miguel Tejada was charged Tuesday with lying to Congress about steroid abuse among other ball players.

Mr. Tejada, a shortstop who has played for the Houston Astros and Oakland Athletics, is scheduled to appear in court Wednesday for a plea hearing. The filing of a criminal information in U.S. District Court in the District suggests Mr. Tejada will plead guilty under an agreement with prosecutors. The charge of misrepresentation to Congress is a misdemeanor.

The charges related to allegations that Mr. Tejada lied to congressional investigators when he said he did not know of any players who used steroids and never had any conversations with other players about performance-enhancing drugs.

Mr. Tejada is not charged with using steroids and lying about it.

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