Congress to look into testimony by Sammy Sosa

  • In this June 18, 2003 file photo, Chicago Cubs' Sammy Sosa smiles during batting practice.

    In this June 18, 2003 file photo, Chicago Cubs' Sammy Sosa smiles during batting practice. Associated Press

 
 
Updated 6/18/2009 8:28 AM

WASHINGTON -- A congressional committee will look into former baseball slugger Sammy Sosa's denial that he used illegal performance-enhancing drugs in light of a report that he tested positive for a performance-enhancing drug in 2003.

The chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, Democratic Rep. Edolphus Towns of New York, says that the committee takes seriously suggestions that a witness had been misleading.

 

Towns said in a statement Wednesday that he will determine the appropriate steps following a review of the matter.

In 2005, Sosa told Congress that he had never taken illegal performance-enhancing drugs. The New York Times reported Tuesday that Sosa tested positive two years before his appearance at a House hearing.

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