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Poll: Most think Clemens lied when denying steroids use

WASHINGTON (AP) - A Gallup poll suggests a majority of baseball fans think pitching great Roger Clemens lied when he told Congress he has never used steroids. But most also say the seven-time Cy Young award winner should still be enshrined in the sport's Hall of Fame.

The poll also shows that fans seem more forgiving about whether to punish past steroid users than they did before the Mitchell Report on the use of performance enhancing drugs in Major League Baseball was unveiled in December.

Fifty-seven percent of respondents say they think Clemens was lying.

However, 62 percent say they think Clemens should be elected to baseball's Hall of Fame. That's about the same number who feel that sluggers Mark McGwire and Sammy Sosa, who were discredited in an earlier steroid scandal, should also be admitted.


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