In December, I wrote that Andy Pettitte had "come clean." He admitted to using HGH in 2002 for two days to recover from an elbow injury. Well, we learned today that Pettitte wasn't being entirely truthful.
From a statement released by Pettitte's lawyers, via the AP:
"In that affidavit, Andy informed the committee that in addition to the two shots a day of HGH he took for two days in 2002, he also took HGH for a one-day period in 2004, shortly preceding season-ending elbow surgery," Pettitte's lawyers, Jay Reisinger, Thomas Farrell and James Sharp, said in the statement.
"Andy had not previously mentioned this usage because he acquired the substance from his father, who had obtained it without Andy's knowledge in an effort to overcome his very serious health problems, which have included serious cardiac conditions.
"Andy did not want his father, whom he deeply respects and loves, to be brought into this matter and sought to shield him from publicity. In both cases, Andy used HGH in a misguided effort to recover from injury."
I don't know what to believe anymore. Pettitte received credit for admitting what he had done in the past, and then this comes out.
The Congressional hearing today was also a disgrace. Either Roger Clemens or Brian McNamee were lying through their teeth. The more I hear from Clemens, the more I believe he's lying.
This whole thing is a mess. Good thing pitchers and catchers report tomorrow so we can get back to baseball.