Maybe the USA should open steroid courts -- like small claims court or divorce court, only hearings on steroids and PED legal issues. Today's docket:
1. The federal prosecutor did not dismiss perjury charges against Tammy Thomas, former elite cyclist involved in BALCO, Thomas is charged with being less than truthful.
2. The Binghamton University student newspaper says Congressional hearings are justified.
I’ve heard a lot of people complaining about the congressional hearings held last month regarding the use of steroids in Major League Baseball, and I’m very disappointed with the views being expressed by many of the people I’ve spoken to.
There is a widely held sentiment that the hearings were a waste of valuable time and resources which Congress could have diverted to more worthy causes, such as the war in Iraq and the faltering economy at home. To propose that Congress should focus only on the major campaign issues such as war and the economy is simply irresponsible.
I understand the desire to focus on big-picture issues. There are certainly millions of average Americans wondering whether or not they will be employed next month and how many more troops are going to die today. But Congress can only do so much to affect either of these issues on a given day. Members of Congress can’t physically bring peace to Iraq — they can’t just pack their bags and ship off to strengthen the surge.
3. The Tampa Bay Fox outlet is wondering if local deputies are juicing?
The investigation will begin Monday where the controversy began: inside the Orient Road Jail, in the same booking area where all but one of seven inmate abuse complaints against deputies came from.
Dr. James Sewell, one of Florida's best known lawmen, will lead the top to bottom review, and he says no punches will be pulled.
"I think throughout the profession right now - and again not speaking before we get in and look at this - I think there is a professional concern in all agencies right now about the use of steroids and the impact of those steroids and its use on the way they do business. So as we look at it, that will be a logical - one of the questions we will ask," said Sewell.
4. Brain McNamee's lawyers file to throw out Roger Clemens's defamation suit in Houston. Based on all the investigations pursuing Clemens, we would guess that he should focus on his own defense rather than defamation suits.