Andy Pettitte has arrived in a Washington D.C. federal courtroom today and is expected to testify in the Roger Clemens perjury case, according to T.J. Quinn of ESPN.
Andy Pettite has just arrived in the federal building. He is expected to testify this afternoon. Surprise timing. #Clemens
— T.J. Quinn (@TJQuinnESPN) May 1, 2012
Pettitte, a longtime friend and teammate of Roger Clemens, had previously been expected to testify after their former trainer, Brian McNamee.
Clemens is currently on trial for lying under oath about his use of performance enhancing drugs. Pettitte is testifying at the request of federal prosecutors who have asked him to speak about his own use of human growth hormone with the assistance of McNamee. The lawyers will also cite former Sen. George Mitchell’s investigation that found more than 80 major league players, including Pettitte and Clemens, illegally using performance-enhancing drugs.