Miguel Tejada To Plead Guilty

The Washington Post reports that Miguel Tejada will plead guilty to lying to congressional investigators. The recommended sentence is probation to six months behind bars, with a maximum sentence of one year. An attorney I work with from time to time has frequently said, “people usually don’t go to jail for what they did; they go to jail for what they say about what they did.”

5 comments… add one
  • And the dominoes start to fall.
    How soon before McGwire cracks? At least he doesn’t have the legal problems of Clemens or Bonds.

    Rob February 10, 2009, 5:16 pm
  • Note to professional athletes:
    Don’t freakin’ lie to Congress or a Grand Jury.

    I'mBillMcNeal February 10, 2009, 11:00 pm
  • Note to professional athletes: stop lying and cheating in general!

    Atheose February 10, 2009, 11:08 pm
  • “A White House document shows that executives from big oil companies met with Vice President Cheney’s energy task force in 2001 — something long suspected by environmentalists but denied as recently as last week by industry officials testifying before Congress.”
    Why are they immune from the law though though?

    Xavier February 11, 2009, 10:08 am
  • They have better lawyers? Just a guess, but a really good point. I don’t think anyone should be above the law, but it seems like the baseball players are getting a lot of attention when there’s a lot bigger crimes that have been committed.

    Section59Mike February 15, 2009, 7:49 am

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