WASHINGTON (AP) - Baseball star Rafael Palmeiro will not be prosecuted on perjury charges after lawmakers said Thursday there isn't enough evidence to prove he lied when he told Congress under oath that he had "never used steroids" - six weeks before failing a steroid test.
Not enough evidence to prosecute Raffy
Rafael Palmeiro's reputation and future in baseball might be murky, but lawmakers said Thursday there isn't enough evidence to prove that he lied under oath when he told Congress that he never used steroids — less than two months before failing a drug test.
Congress won't prosecute Palmeiro
Rafael Palmeiro's statement Wednesday on his positive drug test:
Palmeiro's statement on positive drug test
A timeline of former Baltimore Orioles slugger Rafael Palmeiro's steroids suspension and congressional perjury investigation:
Timeline of Palmeiro's steroids case
A sigh of relief was exhaled in the land of Mississippi State University athletics on Thursday. Former baseball star Rafael Palmeiro will not be prosecuted on perjury charges after lawmakers said there isn't enough evidence to prove he lied when he told a congressional panel under oath that he had "never used steroids," six weeks before failing a steroid test.
Palmeiro slides past federal perjury charges
Mississippi State senior defensive end Willie Evans (Waynesboro, Miss.) has been named one of six finalists for the Ted Hendricks Defensive End of the Year Award, the organization's foundation announced Thursday.
Evans named finalist for 2005 Hendricks Award
The Starkville Daily News
STARKVILLE - The play stuck in Derek Pegues' head all of last Saturday night. Even by midweek, he couldn't shake it. "That was probably the worst play I've made in football on any level," the Mississippi State freshman said. "I can't forget it."
Turnover vs. Tide haunting Pegues
A look at some of the leading candidates for the Conerly Trophy, awarded to the top college football player in Mississippi.
Conerly Trophy watch
Who knows if Jerious Norwood will win this year's Conerly Award. He certainly has the eye-catching numbers to warrant the annual presentation come December. Then again, the same case can be made for a few other players as well.
GREGG ELLIS: Thank goodness - for Norwood's numbers
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