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Clemens Grand Jury Calls Gym Owner

Former gym owner linked to steroid, HGH distribution

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    Clemens' perjury investigation began on Feb. 27, 2008 after the pitcher said he never used steroids or human growth hormone during a Congressional hearing.

    The former owner of a Houston gym linked to steroid distribution was subpoenaed by a grand jury that is investigating whether Roger Clemens lied about his use of performance-enhancing drugs, according to the New York Daily News.

    Kelly Blair, who was subpoenaed Monday, was the owner of 1-on-1 Elite Personal Fitness, a Texas gym connected to steroid distribution before it shuttered last year.

    Others reportedly subpoenaed included one associate, who speaking on the condition of anonymity, said he was told the inquiry would focus on "the baseball stuff," the Daily News reported.

    Large shipments of steroids and human growth hormone moved through the gym and came from varied sources like a champion bodybuilder or an HIV-positive man trying to stave off muscle atrophy, according to a whistle blower who spokes to the News last year.

    An attorney for trainer Brian McNamee, who told the feds he injected Clemens with performance enhancing drug from 1998 to 2001 or 2002, said the new probe points to the Justice Department's expanding investigation.

    "It continues to confirm my belief that it is only a matter of time -- and maybe not that much time -- until Clemens is indicted," lawyer Richard Emery said. "I would assume they are moving forward. The point is they have gone well beyond the McNamee allegations and are looking at other evidence." 

    The perjury investigation began on Feb. 27, 2008 after Clemens said he never used steroids or human growth hormone during a Congressional hearing. The hearing was called after Sen. George Mitchell issued a report on drug use in baseball.