Embroiled in the Clemens-McNamee-Mitchell scandal, Congress now asks former-fundamentally sound infielder Chuck Knnoblauch to toss one their way. After Knoblauch ignored a Congressional invite, Congress will become a bit more forceful -- by sending
Marshall Dillon, a US Marshall out to deliver to goods.
Knoblauch will be asked about his role in the NcNamee-Clemens deal; McNamee says he injected the former Yankee/Twin. If Knoblauch agrees with that statement it will inject more veracity into McNamee's other claims, including claims of juicing the Rocket, Roger Clemens,
"We have not heard from Knoblauch or a lawyer representing him (and) we do not have any information on whether Knoblauch has retained an attorney," committee spokeswoman Karen Lightfoot told the Daily News. Knoblauch will now be served with a subpoena by U.S. Marshals, likely starting Wednesday, with the new deposition date scheduled for Tuesday. The four-time All-Star, who resides in Houston, was originally to be deposed Thursday morning in Washington.
"We have tried different addresses (in Houston) and have not heard back," said Lightfoot. "The (U.S.) Marshals (in the Houston area) will attempt to find him."
Come-on Chuck. Answer the request. Congress gets kinda mad about being ignored. It's called 'contempt'.
If Knoblauch fails to comply with the subpoena, he could face contempt of Congress charges, according to former U.S. Attorney Debra Wong Yang. "You can be held in contempt, but they rarely go forward with it, because apparently it takes an extra act of Congress," said Wong Yang, who was the U.S. Attorney in the Central District of California before becoming a partner at the L.A. firm Gibson, Dunn, & Crutcher. "The person doesn't have to testify, but it's with the penalty of contempt." A congressional source said the committee expects Knoblauch to comply with the subpoena.
Knoblauch apparently left via the secret player's exit. Congress, who wanted Knoblauch to testify Thursday, will issue rain delay passes for next Tuesday.
Oh yeah, Chuck, they want you to zip one in to Nancy Pelosi playing first base, which is probably why Knoblauch is trying to skip the game anyway.